Baselworld 2013 — The World Watch and Jewellery Show
• Dates: April 25 to May 2 • Location: Messe Basel/Basel Exhibition Center, Basel, Switzerland • Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, May 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Number of visitors: 104,000, from 100 countries • Number of exhibitors: 1,460, from 40 countries • Number of journalists: 3,300, from 70 countries • Exhibition space: 1.5 million square feet • Baselworld Village: An after-hours gathering place offering restaurants and bars and billed as “an international get-together in the heart of the city.” • Hours: April 25 and May 1, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. • Location: Binningerstrasse 14, Basel • Restaurants: Acqua Osteria(acquabasilea.ch); Baracca Zermatt (baraccazermatt.ch) • Reservations: +41-61-564-66-66; +41-61-564-66-99
• Future dates: March 27 to April 3, 2014 March 19 to March 26, 2015
6 million: Number of business cards exchanged at Baselworld. 17,491 square feet: Size of the biggest booth at Baselworld. 65 square feet: Size of the smallest booth at Baselworld.
609: Average price (in euros) of a Swiss watch exported in 2011 ($1,068 at average exchange rate in 2011). 75: Share of mechanical watches in percent of total exports by value (versus 20 percent by volume). 20: Percent increase of the average value of Swiss watches between 2006 and 2012. 95: Percent of the Swiss watch production to be exported. 21.4 billion: Value of Swiss watch exports in 2012 (in Swiss francs) ($22.9 billion at average exchange).
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“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia