Azzedine Alaïa: the secret alchemy of a collection
Since the death of the designer Azzedine Alaïa on November 18, 2017, the eponymous association has been organizing itself to bring to life his memory and especially his house, which he always wanted to be alive and welcoming. Here, in addition to the magnificent pieces that the master designed and adorned the most beautiful women with, we discover design pieces by Jean Prouvé or Le Corbusier, a masterful hammered steel “breast” by César that plays in the courtyard of 18 rue de la Verrerie, or a painting by Julian Schnabel (currently on display at the Musée d’Orsay).
Since July 2nd, the Azzedine Alaïa association has been offering a very beautiful exhibition “the secret alchemy of a collection” which brings together emblematic pieces from the 90s. Jersey sheaths, pigeon-like bustiers in Egyptian cotton, strict suits in black and red leather, ultra sheathing and sexy that grab your retina and guide you to this crystal raincoat or mini set in lightweight, spider-like chainmail.
Before leaving, obligatory and highly recommended passage in the pretty and sharp art bookstore that completes this secret and unusual space of the Marais. In one of the small courtyard buildings, the Azzedine Alaïa association has just opened a beautiful cabinet of selected works of art: fashion, photography, design and some very beautiful and rare pieces and catalogues on kinetic art.
Association et Librairie Azzedine Alaïa18
rue de la Verrerie75004
every day from 11am to 7pm
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