Azzedine Alaïa costumes exhibition opened in Paris

Both couturiers used to work with the famous film actress Greta Garbo at different times of her life.

About the exhibition

A curious retro costume exhibition opened on January 21 in Paris and runs until June 23, 2019. The exhibition demonstrates works of two talented designers – Adrian Adolph Greenburg and Azzedine Alaïa – whose works have a lot in common. Their sharp cut tailoring can be well noticed in the pairings of suits constructed during the period of their professional life that show the common features in the sewing manner, textiles, and styles.

Azzedine Alaïa costumes exhibition opened in Paris
Azzedine Alaïa costumes exhibition opened in Paris

 

What unites these two great couturiers

Costume designer Adrian born in USA in 1903 was a costumes director and a well-known Hollywood designer in the 1930s. You might not have known him before, but his works for The Wizard of Oz – including the magic pair of red shoes worn by Dorothy – turn out to be familiar to many.

Azzedine Alaïa born in 1940 in Tunisia was a dedicated fan of Adrian’s works, and it is considered that the former’s suits with broad shoulders and narrow waists had an enormous influence on Azzedine’s couture principles.

Both couturiers used to work with the famous film actress Greta Garbo at different times of her life. Adrian was her favorite designer creating iconic onscreen looks for her while Alaïa would custom-make clothes for Greta during her reclusive years.

The exhibition is open every day from 11 am to 7 pm.

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