A New Exhibit Reveals a Secret Assortment Amassed by Azzedine Alaïa

“The Artwork of Draping,” the latest exhibition on the Savannah Faculty of Artwork and Design’s Museum of Vogue, reveals the key assortment of Madame Grès items that Azzedine Alaïa collected throughout his lifetime. 

The enduring designer as soon as informed a great pal he solely had about three items by the French couturier — however after Alaïa’s dying in 2017, that pal, famend curator and director of the Fondation Azzedine Alaïa Olivier Saillard, found there have been truly over 900. 

Until you had been alive between the Forties and Nineteen Eighties, it is unlikely you have seen a Madame Grès unique in particular person. Whereas pictures of them exist within the archives of commercials and Vogue, the clothes themselves have been collected and preserved much less. Alaïa’s dedication to accumulating them, then, contributes massively to the preservation of vogue historical past.

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