Exhibition: Alaïa’s Tati Collection Debuts in Paris

The “Azzedine Alaïa, Another Way to Look at Fashion: The Tati Collection” showcases looks from Alaïa’s spring 1991 collection and artworks featuring the designs.

That collaboration — and Alaïa’s spring 1991 collection built around it — is the subject of the latest exhibition staged at the Azzedine Alaïa Association, opening to the public July 1st 2019.

Today, everyone talks about collaboration and co-branding, but Azzedine was the first to initiate a partnership between a mass-market retailer and it really was mass-market. Tati at the time was quite rough, it was like a sociological study in clothing,” explained Olivier Saillard, director of the “Azzedine Alaïa, Another Way to Look at Fashion: The Tati Collection” exhibition, which runs through Jan. 5, 2020.

All photos and drawings in courtesy of Azzedine Alaïa.