The designer of museum-worthy pieces now has his designs in an art museum. Not just any art museum, but the Galleria Borghese in Rome, one of the great institutions of the world. Which makes its exhibition to the couturier Azzedine Alaïa a big deal. The exhibition casts a light on the designer’s works that are as much sculpture as they are fashion. And there is the fact that Alaïa studied sculpture when he was a teenager at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tunisia, before decamping to Paris.
Couture-Sculpture: Azzedine Alaïa in the History of Fashion, July 11 – October 25, 2015, Galleria Borghese, Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, Rome