Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SEE: ALAIA at the Palais Galliera (and at RARE vintage!)

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

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