Couture/Sculpture Exhibition by Azzedine Alaia

Great news for all those who will visit Rome in the near future. Azzedine Alaïa exhibition has been extended. Until February you have time to visit The Galleria Borghese, besides already mentioned exhibition of the famous designer, you can see there such outstanding artists as Bernini, Antonio Canova, Paul Rubens or Caravaggio.
Of course is not coincidence that Alaïa was invaded to this eminent group, he is passionate about art for a long time and n Tunisia, where he was born, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts. After his graduation, Alaïa began working as a dressmaker’s assistant. He soon began dressing private clients, and in 1957 he moved to Paris to work in fashion design. In Paris, he started to work at Christian Dior, Guy Laroche and or Thierry Mugler until he opened his first atelier.
We can say that Alaïa is simple sculpting his clothes. In fact he is not only creating such designs that highlight feminine shapes, but also make impression as if the dress was actually carved.  Yes “Couture/Sculpture: Azzedine Alaïa in the History of Fashion” at the Galleria Borghese is definitely worth seeing !!!

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A creation by Tunisian-born, Paris-based couturier Azzedine Alaia is displayed during the press preview of the exhibition " Azzedine Alaia's soft sculpture" at the Galleria Borghese in Rome on July 10, 2015. The exhibition will run from July 11 to October 25, 2015. Visitors can see Alaia's work displayed in the middle of the permanent collection of scluptures and furnitures of the Villa Borghese. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS = RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION =

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