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I don't really like advising young people because they should be busy living their era as it is, and they should keep their curiosity, freedom without older people telling them anything. Azzedine Alaïa

Azzedine Alaïa in his studio © foundation azzedine alaïa

From November 18th 2019 to May 17th 2020 at Dar Alaïa, Sidi Bou Saïd, the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation and Maison Alaïa hosted an exhibition organized by Montassar Alaya of the third edition «Black Dress» conceived in 2016 by Farès Cheraït in 2016. His will was to promote the designers while showcasing the famous little black dress.

"We all look with admiration at the work of Azzedine Alaïa and hope to hold the rank of his successors until other creators become known."

Tunisian stylists Ali Karoui, Ahmed Talfit, Braim Klei, Fares Cheraït, Mehdi Kallel and Salah Barka were invited to give their interpretation of the iconic black dress created by Azzedine Alaïa in 1996 for her childhood friend, Latifa Ben Abdallah, wife of the great Tunisian painter Jalel Ben Abdallah.

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  • azzedine alaïa, dress created for her friend latifa ben abdallah © DR

  • salah barka © DR

  • fares cheraït © DR

  • mehdi kallel © DR

  • ali karoui © DR

  • braim klei © DR

  • ahmed talfit © DR

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