Ensemble, Alaïa

COAT, DRESS, BOTTOM OF DRESS AND HEADDRESS THAT BELONGED TO BETTINA GRAZIANI

  • Azzedine Alaïa

  • Canevas label woven on the coat, inside neckline on the left side, on the dress and the bottom of the dress, inside neckline on the right side, black on white: "ALAIA / PARIS".
  • Ready-to-wear, Spring-Summer 1989
  • Beige silk organza coated with ochre gum. Gold lamé.
  • GAL2019.1.9.1-4
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

This unique silhouette is at the crossroads of multiple recurring influences in Azzedine Alaïa's work.

The fashion of the 1930s is sensitive to the subtle interplay of cuts and clips transferred to the identical dress on its gold lamé base, only revealed during the walk.

If the scale of the coat refers to the 1950s, its hood is a tribute to the sails of Berber brides. The motifs inspired by the moucharabieh are printed on a "gummed organza" specially made for the designer of Tunisian origin.

Present at the show in multiple variations, this model is specially designed for Bettina Graziani, a famous model of the 1950s and a close friend of the designer.