Groninger Museum, Groningen
11 December 2011 – 6 May 2012
Museumeiland 1, 9711 Groningen, The Netherlands
+31 50 3 666 555

Tunisian-born Azzedine Alaïa is one of the most important fashion designers of the last decades. The name Alaïa stands for glamour, sensuality, style, cut, self-confidence, comfort and, of course, sex appeal. His tight dresses embrace the bodies of the world’s most seductive and successful women. He is one of the last major living couturiers.

This exhibition focuses on Alaia's work in the 21st Century, with a display of the most fantastic Alaïa fashion creations of the last ten years. 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.

Each room in the exhibition will focus on a different material that Azzedine Alaïa has consistently used over the past decade: velvet, fur, wool, leather, cotton, animal skins, chiffon and knitwear. The exhibition was compiled by curator Mark Wilson.