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The love story between Alaïa and Crazy Horse

With Dialogue 1, Pieter Mulier continues the unbreakable link between the two houses

The love story between Alaïa and Crazy Horse With Dialogue 1, Pieter Mulier continues the unbreakable link between the two houses

The series "Dialogue", a new artistic and cultural initiative led by Pieter Mulier, has just been launched promising an enthralling exploration of the convergence between the creations of Azzedine Alaïa and a variety of artistic forms, ranging from music to photography, dance to design, architecture to literature, and even gastronomy. Through this project, Mulier's vision is based on the belief that Alaïa's legacy transcends the mere realm of fashion; it's about creating a space where fashion intersects with art and beauty. His goal is to perpetuate the legacy of his predecessor and ensure its relevance and impact in the contemporary world. For this inaugural edition, Mulier has chosen to focus on the world of dance and performance by partnering with Paris' Crazy Horse. Thus, this legendary cabaret, renowned for its mesmerizing performances and avant-garde approach to entertainment, serves as the perfect backdrop to explore the symbiotic relationship between the brand's creations and the art of movement. In this series of images captured by Sam Rock, the Alaïa woman takes center stage as eleven Crazy Horse dancers grace the cabaret stage adorned in sculptural knit dresses in vibrant hues, with the iconic Teckel bag completing each look.

In the realm of entertainment as well as in the hearts of fashion creators, Crazy Horse Paris holds a special place. A true temple of sensuality and femininity, where every corner exhales history and glamour, it has become a boudoir in the heart of Paris. From its early moments, it has been the sanctuary of the world's most beautiful women, a place where grace and art intertwine in an enchanting dance. So it's only natural that fashion found its place there, forging close ties with the cabaret since 1951. From Cristobal Balenciaga to Paco Rabanne, including Karl Lagerfeld, this institution has been the stage for iconic collaborations. And for Alaïa, this place was more than just a stage and spotlights; it was a classroom where he learned to understand and appreciate the beauty of the female form.

Azzedine Alaïa himself was much more than a mere couturier; he was a true sculptor of the female body, an artist whose creations elevated the silhouette and celebrated the natural beauty of women. His mastery of couture and precision in details allowed him to create pieces that were both timeless and revolutionary. His approach to bespoke tailoring, shaped by years of learning from women, gave him a profound understanding of how clothing could enhance the female figure. When he designed costumes for the Crazy Horse dancers in 1979, he understood the importance of showcasing bare skin and elegantly and sensually accentuating feminine curves. His creations were literally drawn on the body, with seams and volumes that seemed to perfectly embrace their forms. His work was a perfect fusion of fashion and sculptural art, where each piece was crafted to highlight the natural beauty of the wearer. For him, the success of a piece lay in its ability to seamlessly blend with the person wearing it, becoming a natural extension of their own beauty and personality. It was this deeply respectful and admiring vision of femininity that made him one of the most revered couturiers of his time.