6:30 pm

by invitation only

alaïa and balenciaga, sculptors of shape

presentation of the book by olivier saillard

bookshop of the azzedine alaïa foundation

On the occasion of a second new showing, the exhibition “Alaïa/Balenciaga” invites visitors to come and discover a number of new coats, suits and dresses, both for day and evening, whose shapes and architecture unite the two masters. These new pieces are selected from the Foundation’s collections.

The second showing of the works also coincides with the publication of an original catalogue. An analysis
 of the works of Alaïa and Balenciaga are featured in the summary as well as more historical texts concerning the lives and career paths of the two great couturiers. Signed Miren Arzalluz, Laurence Benaïm, Gaspard de Massé and Olivier Saillard, these texts accompany the many photographs of the garments exhibited.