Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fashion at the Museum

One of the hottest exhibits going on right now is "Azzedine Alaïa in the 21st Century" at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands. From the moment I discovered fashion magazines I remember top models like Linda Evangelista and Claudia Schiffer wearing his creations.


The exhibit is organized by the materials the designer is famous for and displays some of his best designs as he is credited to be the creator of the bodysuit, the stretch dress and the casual Lycra shorts many of which are style in fashion today.


His name is associated with elegance, sex appeal, style, self confidence, glamour and style. The exhibit includes the designer's work of the 21st century and it's sort of a follow up of the 1998 exhibit that presented his work of the previous decades.


The Tunisian born designer is considered one of the last "couturiers" still active today and has even been named "the Sculptor of Women's Bodies". The pieces of the exhibit all belong to the his personal collection and he adjusted the dresses to fit the mannequins.




Finally, here is a video of the opening of the exhibit...




Have a great and glamorous day!

43 comments:

  1. Amazing! quello rosa è veramente uno spettacolo!

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  2. I love stuff like that and all those gowns are stunning:) Wish I could see them in person:) Muah, sunshine.

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  3. I looooove fashion exhibits. My dream is to walk a runway with some dramatic piece of fashion like these. Something really fantastic like lights shooting out the shoulders or pointy elbows or something like that!

    p.s. I remember when supermodels were on magazine covers and basically ruled the world. How times have changed...

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  4. Everything is so unusual and artistic. I especially love that fur dress! =)
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  5. One word - stunning! And here's hoping the exhibit ends up back in NYC so I can visit it someday!

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  6. Living in the Netherlands, it's a shame that I haven't visited yet, but I will!

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  7. Wow, this would be a neat exhibit to see. I love that first purple dress!

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  8. Thanks for sharing, these pieces are unique!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  9. These are stunnning - such a beautiful exhibit!
    Much love,
    B

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  10. What an incredible exhibit! I love it!!!

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  11. Love them all!

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    -N :)

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  12. gorgeous! thanks for sharing!!!

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  13. These dresses are like artwork!

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  14. What an incredible exhibit! I'll admit, I always think of Clueless when I hear Alaïa discussed!

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  15. i love the black coat at the top! it's amazing!!

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  16. It's a little high fashion meets Star Trek. I guess I just don't get fashion sometimes ;)

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  17. These are absolutely gorgeous pieces! What an amazing exhibit that would be to see! xo Liz - So Much to Smile About

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  18. Gorgeous pieces! Very inspiring.

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    <3 Marina
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  19. What A great exhibit! I am a big fan of azzedine alaia!!

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  20. Beautiful! Wow! Such a textile lover's dream!

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  21. Wonderful to have a glimpse of this exhibit from my frozen world in Maine. Thank you!

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  22. Each piece is more stunning than the next. I can see why they call him the sculptor of women's bodies.

    *Erin

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  23. Very informative post, Elie! I regret I can't see it in person but love your images of the exhibition and video. xo style, she wrote

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  24. I love the style, shape, and texture of his pieces!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  25. That must be one amazing exhibit!! Such gorgeous clothing.

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  26. I like the structural elements of the dresses - thanks for sharing this wonderful exhibit

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  27. It seems like such an amazing exhibition, it's so far away, even if you live in Holland haha!

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  28. Though I live in the Netherlands Groningen is FAR away, but I would really love to see this exhibit. It must be a heaven of gorgeous details to admire as it looks from these photo's!

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  29. i totally agree with you. i used to be such a fan of Azzedine Alaïa's designs! - sigh, wouldn't be lovely to afford one of them? .-)

    Reese
    http://rambleswithreese.etsy.com
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  30. thats art! so so beautiful!

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  31. Wow! I feel like now I need to go to the Netherlands just to see for myself! Amazing!

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  32. wow... thats a beautiful exhibit!!
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  33. Really cool! Have a lovely day!!

    Kristin ♥

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  34. Interesting collection. xoxo
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  35. Huge fan of Alaia and his shoes and dresses, he was such a powerful force during the 80's!
    x.o.x.o

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  36. Those dresses are amazing! I wish I could see this exhibit.

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  37. His designs are exquisite. What a fabulous exhibit!

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  38. Love this post. Such amazing pieces.
    xx

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