London’s newly-opened Design Museum is set to salute the Tunisia-born talent with an exhibition co-curated by the late designer himself.
Last month, the fashion world bid farewell to couturier legend Azzedine Alaia, who died at the age of 82.
Tributes inundated social media following the news, with designers, celebrities and supermodels honouring the late, great Tunisian-born icon, paying tribute to his pioneering take on craftsmanship, championing of the female form and love of femininity.
And now, London has decided to pay homage to the designer with the Design Museum revealing it will celebrate the couturier’s career and legacy with a forthcoming exhibition titled Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier, scheduled to open in May 2018.
The exhibition, which will run until October 2018, has been reportedly been in the works for the past year, with Alaïa collaborating with guest curator Mark Wilson to personally select works from his achieve for display, before his death.
More than 60 examples of Alaïa’s couture pieces will be showcased in the exhibition, reports the Telegraph, meaning fans of the designer will be able to get up close to the designer’s inimitable tailoring and sculpted dresses.
‘Following his untimely passing on 18 November 2017, the Design Museum will now present this unique exhibition planned by Alaïa himself exploring his passion and energy for fashion as he himself intended it to be seen,’ a spokesperson for the museum said in a statement.
‘Azzedine Alaïa was recognised throughout his life as a master couturier who expressed the timeless beauty of the female form in the most refined degree of haute couture.’
News of the exhibition comes one week after the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Awards, which saw models Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour, Veronica Webb and more of the designer’s muses take to the stage to speak of Alaïa’s influence in the fashion industry.
‘He captured the essence of femininity. But beyond his work as a designer, from the second day I met him, he became my papa.’
Keep an eye on the Design Museum’s website for more details.
This article originally appeared on elleuk.com