Azzedine Alaïa will travel to Beijing next week to fete his new store at the Shin Kong Place mall. This is the brand’s third store — the other two are located in Paris. On Dec. 10, the Tunisian-born designer will host an opening event at the store, which will also house a special exhibition of Alaïa’s evening gowns for the next month. “I like Beijing very much. It is an honest city with a deep history,” Alaïa said in an interview posted on the mall’s website.