A tribute to amazing craftsmanship: the exhibition Azzedine Alaïa 'Je suis couturier' in Paris

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Sadly last year the amazing designer Azzedine Alaïa passed away. But luckily for us his creations live on. Till June 10 th you can discover some of his work at an intimate exhibition in Paris. Breathtaking dresses, gorgeous architecture and a quite calm exhibition (not overcrowded): reasons enough to go there and be amazed.


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Online you cannot find a lot of practical information about the exhibtion. But don't be discouraged, it does exist and it does take place in the Galerie Azzedine Alaïa (18 rue de la Verrerie) in Paris from 11 am to 7 pm every day - even though you can't find this information on the official website. The entrance fee is only 5 euro and you don't have to order your ticket in advance.


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The exhibition shows 41 dresses, chosen by Olivier Saillard, a French fashion historian. All dresses display amazing details and craftsmanship. There is for example a black ball gown that is actually made of red fabric and black spirals when you take a closer look.

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The exhibition ends June 10th. If you are in Paris the next two weeks, I only have one piece of advice: go.

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To end this blogpost in beauty, a quote by Azzedine Alaïa about clothing:"I like when they are beautiful and timeless, not cluttered with details, ornaments and colors that prematurely age them. The simplest are the most difficult to create."

 


A note about my outfit of the day (or #ootd): in Paris I always try to look elegant yet easy clothes come in handy when walking around 14 km a day and taking subways: so I opted for a black lace top (that I risk to wash by hand even though it says dry clean only), a black blazer, skinny jeans (I don't care if they're out - they look best on me) and ballerinas. A statement necklace and handbag add a little extra. A for me important detail: you can take your handbag and coat with you in the exhibition.






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