By  on May 9, 2018

LONDON — The Design Museum has been taking fashion to heart with two shows that celebrate curves and sculptural shapes: The Loewe Craft Prize, which opened last week with help from Jonathan Anderson and Helen Mirren, and “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” the first display of the late designer’s work in London. Opening Thursday, the exhibition comes just two weeks after the opening of the first Maison Alaïa store on Bond Street.

More than 60 of Alaïa’s greatest hits have gone on show at the Holland Park venue in Kensington — the long, spiraling zipper dress, the buttery leather pieces winking with metal grommets, and the fine knife pleats and gossamer knots on the couturier’s timeless designs.

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