An Exhibition Tour at the Design Museum Access Tour

Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier BSL Tour

Discover the work of ‘couture’s rebellious outsider’ in this British Sign Language tour.

What to expect

Co-curated with Azzedine Alaia before his death in November 2017, this solo exhibition charts his incredible journey from sculptor to fashion designer, his nonconformist nature and his infectious energy for fashion, friendship and the female body.

Led by fashion journalist Melissa Mostyn, this British Sign Language tour will provide an introduction to the exhibition, focusing on key works and moments within Alaia’s career. In the tour you will also learn about his unique process and collaborations with clients including Greta Garbo, Grace Jones, Michelle Obama and Rihanna.

This talk coincides with the Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier exhibition on display at the Design Museum until 7 October

Booking information

This is a free event, however booking is required.


Melissa Mostyn

Melissa Mostyn is a writer and gallery lecturer. Previously a fashion journalist, she has presented on the subject of fashion in BSL for V&A, the Wallace Collection and Tate.

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