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Alaïa afore Alaïa

azzedine alaïa foundation

Alaïa afore Alaïa, published by Rizzoli New York

Edited by his closest friend, Carla Sozzani, this new volume presents an unprecedented view into Alaïa’s early life and career, from his native Tunisia and 1956 arrival in Paris to his breakthrough 1982 New York show.

This book with texts by Laurence Benaïm and Emanuele Coccia, edited by Carla Sozzani and Olivier Saillard, pays homage to Alaïa evolution accompany by rare archival materials, private photographs, and prominent publications to powerfully illustrate the fascinating journey of a fashion legend.

The event will be attended by:

Laurence Benaïm, journalist and author, Carla Sozzani, President of the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation, Emanuele Coccia, philosopher and associate professor at EHESS in Paris, Olivier Saillard, director of the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation.

Olivier Saillard, Laurence Benaïm, Emanuele Coccia and Carla Sozzani at the presentation of the book "Alaïa avant Alaïa"

"Alaïa avant Alaïa", "Alaïa afore Alaïa" texts and interviews by Laurence Benaïm, preface by Emanuele Coccia, edited by Carla Sozzani and Olivier Saillard. Published by Rizzoli New York.