25 May 2018

The exhibition charts his incredible journey from sculptor to couturier, his nonconformist nature and his infectious energy for fashion, friendship and the female body. Rather than a retrospective, the show interlaces stories of his life and career alongside over 60 personally selected garments, ranging from the rare to the iconic and spanning the early 1980s to his most recent collection in 2017. Alaïa personally constructed each garment by hand. His collaborative approach earned him an esteemed client list, including Greta Garbo, Grace Jones, Michelle Obama and Rihanna.

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