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Azzedine Alaïa, Madame Grès - Alaïa / Grès
A dialogue between two dress sculptors who, each in their own way, have strongly influenced the world of creation, between art and haute couture.
The creations presented into the book reveal the dialogue between Madame Grès and Azzedine Alaïa, two determined stylists who became sculptors of dresses. While there is no evidence that the two couturiers ever crossed paths, their creations undoubtedly did. Apostles of a certain form of simplicity, the seemingly simple creations of Grès and Alaïa hide an inherent complexity in their cut and design.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Fondation Azzedine Alaïa, Paris, in 2023-2024.
Azzedine Alaïa (1935-2017) was a French-Tunisian designer and couturier, internationally renowned for his sculptural gowns.
Madame Grès (Germaine Krebs, 1903-1993) was a French great couturier and haute couture designer. Her style, characterized by antique-inspired drapery and pure lines, earned her international renown.
Texts by Olivier Saillard and Anne Graire.
published in May 2024
English edition
23 x 30 cm (hardcover)
68 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-6208-821-3
EAN : 9788862088213
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