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A new Azzedine Alaïa-curated exhibition is coming soon

The iconic designer – who recently passed away – selected 60 of his pieces that will go on display at London’s Design Museum

While we all try to recover from the sad news of Azzedine Alaïa’s passing, fans can take comfort in one thing. The last exhibition that the legendary designer worked on will be opening next year at the Design Museum London. 

Set to open next May, the exhibition – entitled Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier – will celebrate the designer’s iconic work that earned him the nickname  “The King of Cling”. What will have likely been over his last months, Alaïa hand-picked over 60 of his own pieces that demonstrate his mastery for cut, fit and tailoring of innovative forms and materials. It will also feature specifically commissioned architectural elements from those who he had a strong creative relationship with like furniture designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

Although there has been little else revealed about the exhibition so far,  there are a few of his designs in mind that we would love to see featured. To name a few – the famous leopard print AW91 collection, his costume designs in 2016 for Shahrazad and, of course, his last collection – presented during the AW17 Couture shows in July. 

Alaïa exhibitions are notoriously few and far between – with the last taking place at the Villa Borghese in Rome back in 2015 – so don’t miss your chance to get close to the work of a legend. 

Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier will run from May 10 to October 7 2018 at The Design Museum London.