by invitation only

thierry mugler, azzedine alaïa

Of friendship and inspiration

azzedine alaïa foundation

Alaïa, autumn winter 1985-1986 ph. Thierry Mugler, 1986

As part of the exhibition "Alaïa afore Alaïa" the Foundation proposes a program of conferences around the exhibition. This "season" of conferences will open with a meeting dedicated to Thierry Mugler and Azzedine Alaïa: Of friendship and inspiration.

Thierry Mugler was more than just a friend to Azzedine Alaïa. In the late 1970s he encouraged Alaïa to develop his own expressive style, and he was both a supporter and an architect of Alaïa’s success.

The talk on Mugler and Alaïa analyses how their styles influenced one another and looks at how they came to be friends.

The round table will include: Laurence Benaïm, journalist and author, Olivier Gabet, art historian and director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Thierry-Maxime Loriot, curator and author, Violetta Sanchez, actress, model and muse, Olivier Saillard, director of the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation.

Olivier Saillard, Violetta Sanchez, Laurence Benaïm and by videoconference Thierry-Maxime Loriot