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Galleria Borghese Welcomes Azzedine Alaïa‘s Soft Sculpture
The well-known Italian art gallery, Galleria Borghese, breaks its tradition of displaying exclusively “hard” pieces of art, such as plaster, marble, bronze, and stone, to introduce “Soft Sculpture.” To start this new venture, the gallery decided to stage the couture pieces of designer Azzedine Alaïa.
Alaïa’s work is known for its concern in molding the female body and driving attention to the perfect silhouette. Alaia’s energetic focus on the real woman and her body, lead him to always find ways to reflect its perfect representation through shapes and materials. The designer specifically crafted a selection of dresses and couture creations for the exhibition.
According to the gallery “Alaia’s work as a couturier and his attention to shapes, show a celebration of the silhouette that only Galleria Borghese can host, a historic place that continues to promote the transformation of base matter into perfect forms.”
The idea of the exhibit came from an ongoing relationship between Alaia and Galleria Borghese. The space in the gallery was completely rearranged in order to accommodate the couture pieces. The exhibit “Azzedine Alaïa‘s Couture Sculpture” can be seen at the gallery from July 11th through October 25th.
WRITTEN BY: CAMILA PONTES
PHOTO CREDIT: 2e BUREAU