The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, August 18, 2018


London museum to honour fashion giant Alaia with 2018 show
This file photo taken on September 7, 2017 shows Franco-Tunisien fashion designer Azzedine Alaia posing for a photograph at the Maison Alaia in Paris. FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP.


LONDON.- French-Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia will be honoured by London's Design Museum with a major exhibition next year following his death on November 18 at the age of 77.

"Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier" will run from May 10 to October 7, showcasing more than 60 pieces personally selected by the iconic designer.

"Azzedine Alaia was recognised throughout his life as a master couturier who expressed the timeless beauty of the female form in the most refined degree of haute couture," the museum said.

"The Design Museum will now present this unique exhibition planned by Alaia himself, exploring his passion and energy for fashion as he himself intended it to be seen."

Alaia was born to a farming family in Tunisia in 1940 and studied sculpture at the fine arts school in Tunis before working at a modest neighbourhood dressmaker's shop.

He rose to fame in the 1980s, refusing to march to the beat of international fashion weeks and instead releasing his collections in his own time, with scant concern for publicity.

He became known as the King of Cling for his form-fitting gowns.

"I like women," he told AFP in a 2013 interview.

"I never think about doing new things, about being creative, but about making clothing that will make women beautiful."


© Agence France-Presse





Today's News

December 15, 2017

Vincent van Gogh's 'Watermill at Kollen' on display at Het Noordbrabants Museum

Wellcome Collection acquires 17th century portrait of internationally renowned and hirsute Barbara van Beck

It's all in the ears: Inner ears of extinct sea monsters mirror those of today's animals

Exceptional Guanyin resurfaces after being kept half a century in a private collection

Exhibition features celebrated works from the 1500s to the 1800s from the Getty Museum's drawings collection

The Brooklyn Museum presents Flooded McDonald's by SUPERFLEX

Howard Greenberg Gallery opens exhibition of the photography of Steve Schapiro

Philbrook acquires Kehinde Wiley painting

2017 National Film Registry is more than a 'Field of Dreams'

Exhibition highlights how nature inspires three artists to incorporate the organic into their work

Towner Art Gallery's future threatened by proposed 50% cut in funding by Eastbourne Borough Council

London museum to honour fashion giant Alaia with 2018 show

Rolex Submariner leads the charge at Bonhams multi-million pound fine watch sale

Dallas Museum of Art appoints new Education Director Claire Moore

Rare, museum-quality Dorflinger cranberry ewer soars to $75,000 at Woody Auction

Sargent's Daughters opens a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Jemima Kirke

Michael Armitage's first major solo show in a public sector gallery opens at South London Gallery

Minneapolis Institute of Arts receives two major grants for creation of Center for Empathy and Visual Arts

Dalit Matatyahu appointed Israeli Art Curator of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Adrian cheng awarded Officier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, announces K11 expansion

Amanda Blake appointed Director of Education and Library Services at the Amon Carter Museum

Jenkins Johnson Gallery opens an exhibition focusing on the works of nine Bay Area photographers

Delaware College of Art and Design names Sandra K. James of DuPont to its Board of Trustees

Aqua Art Miami celebrates 13th edition with strongest sales & attendance to date

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Royal Family portraits chosen by HRH The Prince of Wales on display at Buckingham Palace this summer

2.- Exact copy of car that made motor racing history in the 1960s for sale with Aguttes Auctions

3.- Who built Stonehenge? Cremation ashes found near Neolithic monument yield clues

4.- 'Heaven-guided' underground maze proves Armenian tourist draw

5.- Royal Family portraits chosen by HRH The Prince of Wales on display at Buckingham Palace this summer

6.- Display at Tate Modern explores 'Magic Realism Art in Weimar Germany: 1919-1933'

7.- Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says Beijing studio wrecked without notice

8.- Cat abduction from Moscow museum captivates Russians

9.- The Museo del Prado completes the redesign and rehang of its North Wing galleries

10.- Bangladesh photographer sacked over viral kiss photo



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful