by invitation only


Muse and friend

azzedine alaïa foundation

azzedine alaïa and bettina ph. azzedine alaïa foundation

Bettina was the first model whose celebrity reached beyond the confines of fashion in the 1950s. A friend and muse of great couturiers such as Jacques Fath and Hubert de Givenchy and a favourite model of the most talented photographers of the day from Henry Clarke to Irving Penn, Bettina became a faithful friend of Alaïa and donated her collection of photographs to him.

The talk looks at Bettina’s career, her relationship with Alaïa and the decisive influence she had on him.

Will participate in this round table:

Frédéric Mitterrand, writer, former Minister of Culture, member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts and Olivier Saillard, director of the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation.

Frédéric Mitterrand and Olivier Saillard, talk "Bettina, muse and friend"