The female form is celebrated with 35 years of couture from Azzedine Alaïa. This is the first solo UK exhibition of his amazing work. It was conceived and co-curated by Azzedine before his death in November 2017. His nonconformist nature made him a fashion rebel who did not bow to the pressures of fashion week deadlines, instead he worked to his own schedule. Each of his garments was constructed by hand, unlike many of his contemporaries. Known as the REAL “King of Cling”, Azzedine invented the body con dress in the early 1980’s.
Spanning the early 1980s to his most recent collection in 2017, the show interlaces stories of his life and career alongside personally selected garments, ranging from the rare to the iconic.
Now – 7th October 2018
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Concession, family and gift tickets available
Free to members
Open every day (excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day) from 10.00 to 18.00 – last entry 17.00
The museum will be open late on the first Friday of every month from 10.00 – 20.00 (last admission 19.00)
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG