On the 11th of December 2011, the Groninger Museum, in the Netherlands, opened an exhibition entitled AlaÃ¯a. Azzedine AlaÃ¯a in the 21st century. This exhibition displays the most fantastic AlaÃ¯a fashion creations of the last ten years. Each room in the exhibition will focus on a different material that Azzedine AlaÃ¯a has consistently used over the past decade: velvet, fur, wool, leather, cotton, animal skins, chiffon and knitwear.
Azzedine Alaia is one of the last major living couturiers. The exhibition focuses on Alaiaâ€™s work in the 21st Century. It is the sequel to the presentation of his designs from previous decades, also shown at the Groninger Museum in 1997-1998, and which subsequently travelled to the Brant Foundation, Guggenheim Soho in New York in 2000. Tunisian-born Azzedine AlaÃ¯a is one of the most important fashion designers of the last decades. The name AlaÃ¯a stands for glamour, sensuality, style, cut, self-confidence, comfort and, of course, sex appeal. His tight dresses embrace the bodies of the worldâ€™s most seductive and successful women.
Groningen, 10 December 2011 â€“ 6 May 2012
Azzedine AlaÃ¯a in the 21st century
Curated by Mark Wilson
Museumeiland 1, P.O. Box 90, 9700 ME Groningen
The Netherlands. Telephone: +31 (0)50 3666555
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