Following the exhibition Alaïa and Balenciaga, Sculptors of Shapes, the Foundation Alaïa welcomes the two talented artists through a fashion and photography exhibition.
Azzedine Alaïa and Peter Lindbergh are now in the memories of fashion history for their unforgettable talent. The Tunisian couturier is known for his iconic dress, which he designed for unique women. He was also the only man that Naomi Campbell called “Papa” since they met for the first time in Paris when she started her modelling career. The fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh was one of the most influential of his generation. Coming from Germany, his black and white portraits define a more realistic vision of women’s beauty. The magic in his photographs is the natural beauty of the soul of the iconic models he shot during his career.
Not surprisingly, the two artists were excited at the idea of working together. This exhibition celebrates the artists’ friendship and collaboration. In an intimate visit, we discover the iconic space where the designer presented his collections.
The mirror scenography shows the Lindbergh shots on white panels, face to the corresponding Alaïa original piece. It reminds us that the relationship between fashion designers and fashion photographers is unique, like Yves Saint Laurent and Helmut Newton or Christian Dior and Richard Avedon.
This promenade continues upstairs with a special tribute to the iconic singer Tina Turner, a dear friend of the designer. Space offers a marvellous view of the custom-made dress and Lindbergh pictures, like the famous shot where she is walking aside Azzedine in the streets of New York. Before leaving, we appreciate having a break in the Alaïa café, a cosy and calm little oasis, reminding us of the hospitality of the couturier.
Visitors are welcome to the exhibition every day from 10am to 7pm, until January 2, 2022. To plan your visit, please click here.