Azzedine Alaïa in the Groninger Museum

24 August 2011

From 11 December 2011 to 6 May 2012, the Groninger Museum will present the exhibition entitled Azzedine Alaϊa in the 21st century. This exhibition displays the most fantastic Alaïa fashion creations of the last ten years. Azzedine Alaïa is one of the last major living couturiers.

The exhibition, curated by Mark Wilson, focuses on Alaïa’s work in the 21st century. 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.

A monograph ‘Azzedine Alaïa in the 21st Century’ will be published by BAI and the Groninger Museum with an essay by Annie Cohen-Solal and  introduction  by  Mark Wilson.
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.

During the exhibition period, the Groninger Museum will organize special step-in guided tours on the theme of Azzedine Alaïa in the 21st century. Moe information on the activities can be found at 

The exhibition Azzedine Alaïa in the 21st century has been compiled by curator Mark Wilson.


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