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Maison ALAÏA Collaborates With PICASSO

Alaïa’s Creative Director Pieter Mulier pays tribute to one of the world’s greatest artists, Picasso

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Luxury fashion house ALAÏA pays tribute to PICASSO, a genius of an artist by creating six dresses, six exceptional pieces inspired by Picasso’s Tanagras. Brand’s creative director Pieter Mulier created the pieces in partnership with Picasso Administration, honoring Tanagras, the terra cotta statuettes representing women wearing an ornamented drape. Made in a limited edition and sold only in selected Alaïa boutiques worldwide, the dresses from the Tanagra collection, presented during the show of the Summer Fall 22 collection, enhance women’s bodies and celebrate Picasso’s artistic genius. They are also a tribute to Azzedine Alaïa who, above all, cherished the work of Picasso and the dialogue between the arts.

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The Tanagras embody a great variety of women: dancers, patricians, goddesses… Heiresses of the prehistoric Venus, they are covered by a coloured drape – often blue, ochre or white – which gives grace and charm to their posture and movements. Descendants of Aphrodite, the Tanagras evoke the sculptural beauty of the feminine ideal. These visions could only inspire the genius Picasso who often put the female body at the heart of his creation. After the war, in Vallauris, in the Madoura atelier, Picasso reinvented ceramics. He transformed objects of everyday life – vases, plates, jars, … – into works of art. Picasso seizes the earth to transfigure the Tanagras. With his twists, his movements, Picasso gives birth to women of unique beauty. Then he paints or covers these bodies with colors, choosing original techniques. He brings a new drape to his creations. A second skin, born from the visions of the greatest artist of his time. Picasso’s Tanagras, all unique pieces made in 1947 and 1948, are unequaled masterpieces, present in the greatest collections all around the world. – from Alaïa

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