With the onset of the new year, comes the reminder many exhibits are about to close. You feel compelled to race around town and catch them before the curtain falls. Yesterday I dashed over to the Azzedine Alaia exhibition at Palais Galliera. *Thank you Veronique for the new sketchbook!
The museum of mode was closed for renovation for a long time and just recently opened for this show.
The displays inside are madly dark. Still the designs have a lovely organic flow inherent in all Alaia gowns.
They reminded of an orchid seen earlier.
And the classical statues perched outside the museum.
No two ways about it Alaia is a unique genius
His tailoring lines are just as elegant and simplified
As the Doric columns outside.
Really it's the perfect setting for his creations.
Sadly Very few of us have the essential perfect bods to fit into these artworks except for this lean gallery-goer.
It's brought home loud and clear.
Let's face it, most of us don't have a snowball's chance in Hell of fitting into an Alaia ;((
It's most annoying the explanatory cards are placed at toe-level! Why ever? True they might destroy the lines of the display. But to see people squatting down to read is far more disturbing not to mention having to do so oneself. Why did I leave my telescope at home?
Outside the show poster reflects an eerie quality to the light.
The Palais Galliera is not far from the Eiffel Tower.
Perfume bottles later remind of what is not to be...especially if yo've just made this trés delish tarte tatin with La Ratte tiny potatoes or any other kind of little tuber. If you want me to do a step-by-step post let me know in the comments! I wish it was prettier but taste is what counts no?