I discovered the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation by chance, because a dear friend visited it recently as well and sent me this incredible vision of rows of fashion photos exhibited in an orderly, artistic way. Fashion is the word. Azzedine Alaïa was a couturier, designer of amazing black stylish dresses. He worked together with German photographer Peter Lindbergh and together, they created an aesthetics for beauty and style, around the colour black. Black and white photographs were a must for them. The result is presented in the foundation, rue de la Verrerie, in the heart of Le Marais, where Alaïa lived and worked: actual dresses and the models pictured by Lindbergh wearing those dresses echo each other throughout.

Ariane Koizumi, Duisburg, 1985 ©Peter Lindbergh and Foundation Azzedine Alaïa
Tatjana Patitz & Linda Spierings, Le Touquet, 1986 ©Peter Lindbergh and Foundation Azzedine Alaïa
Tatjana Patitz, Le Touquet, 1986 ©Peter Lindbergh and Foundation Azzedine Alaïa
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