Azzedine Alaïa, Arthur Elgort – Freedom

Paris ·

23.01.23 → 20.08.23

With four hands, Azzedine Alaïa and Arthur Elgort shaped the 1980s.
At the very moment when the couturier saw his feminine ideal embodied in the street and by ever more numerous clients, the photographer, together, left the studios, opened the windows, seized movement and cities as a natural backdrop, and nine. Both have actively contributed to renewing a representation of woment that is now assertive, determined, independent.
The exhibition brings together around thirty photographs by Arthur Elgort with the original models by Azzedine Alaïa. Cult, timeless photographs, which have become essential to the couturier’s fashion iconography, as well as more confidential shots make up a unique exhibition in Paris. It consecrates photography and fashion whose revival Alaïa and Elgort orchestrated.

Curated by Carla Sozzani & Olivier Saillard


Galerie Azzedine Alaïa
18 rue de la Verrerie
75004 Paris



Sylvie Grumbach
Marie-Laure Girardon – +33 6 82 40 73 27
+33 1 42 33 93 18


Press Release (pdf)