In a small two room apartment on Rue de Bellechasse, a Tunisian-born man greeted Cécile de Rothschild who had brought her friend Greta Garbo and so began the career of Azzedine Alaia.
After a four year renovation the Musée Galliera reopened this past September with an exhibition, simply titled, ALAIA. The show closes January 26th and, I don't know about you, I can't think of a better excuse for a long weekend in Paris asap!
The show includes the iconic spiral zipper dress which was inspired by a jacket the actress and singer Arletty wore in the film 'Hotel du Nord'.
|1981 Alaia 'zipper' dress at the Musée Galliera|
And I am happy to add that we have a similar 1981 Alaia zipper dress available for purchase at RARE vintage!
|1981 Alaia 'zipper' dress available for purchase at RARE vintage|
The zipper spirals from the back shoulder to the front waist. I love the asymmetric sleeve detail too with a small silver stud.
At RARE vintage we like to turn your closet into a museum worthy wardrobe!
love, kisses and vintage, Juliana