Hommage à Alaïa

Aurore de La Morinerie

11/29/2018 - 2/23/2019
GALLERY HOURS | 11:00-19:00 (13:00-14:00 CLOSE)
CLOSE | Sunday, Monday, National Holidays

Akio Nagasawa Gallery Aoyama is pleased to announce the opening of "Hommage à Alaïa," an exhibition of works by Aurore de La Morinerie.

On display are precious original drawings of Aurore de La Morinerie’s creations for the fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa and his brand ALAÏA.

Aurore de La Morinerie is an artist/illustrator based in Paris. In addition to drawings using mainly water-color and ink, she has also been creating unique graphical monotypes with a traditional etching press. This exhibition combines works for which she printed monotypes originally made for Azzedine Alaïa onto Japanese washi paper, as well as works that were previously shown in the "Azzedine Alaïa" exhibition at the Palais Galliera Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris in 2013. All items on display are shown for the first time in Asia.
We are looking forward to your visit to pay "Hommage à Alaïa" – at once the title that was chosen for this exhibition that commemorates the first anniversary of Alaïa’s death.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the book Hommage à Alaïa will be published as a limited and numbered edition of 900 copies. Next to works shown in this exhibition, the book features a text by Olivier Saillard, formerly director of the Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris.

PART I of the exhibition features mainly monotypes, which will be replaced by displays of mainly drawings for PART II in the second half of the exhibition period.
PART I: From November 29th To January 23rd
PART II: From January 24th To February 23rd


Aurore de La Morinerie


French artist and illustrator, Aurore de La Morinerie graduated as a fashion designer from the Ecole supérieure des Arts appliqués Duperré, in Paris. At the same time, she attends class of calligraphy and Chinese painting during several years.
Her success as a fashion illustrator is confirmed in the beginning of the 1990’s. She works for Hermès, Alaïa, Chanel, Cartier, Omega, Maison Martin Margiela, Rick Owens, H&M, Aesop, Lancel, Tiffany, Nieman Marcus and Le Printemps department stores… And is a regular contributor to French newspaper Le monde and its weekly supplement issue, the New York Times T Magazine, the American and British issues of Harper’s Bazaar, French ELLE, AD, …
She has been represented by the Gallery Bartsch & Chariau, Munich, till 2018.
She took part to fashion illustrations exhibitions at the London Design Museum in 2010, and Hamburg Kunst und Gewerbe Museum in 2015.In 2011, the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris - Palais Galliera commissionned her a series of monotypes to illustrate the catalogue of the exhibition Azzedine Alaïa. In 2015, for the exhibition La Mode Retrouvée - The wardrobe of the Countess Greffulhe at the Palais Galliera, she realizes a set of drawings presented in the exhibition and reproduced in the catalogue.
Ten works of her series on Azzedine Alaïa are part of the permanent collection of the Graphic Arts of the Palais Galliera.


Hommage à Alaïa

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"Hommage à Alaïa" by Aurore de La Morinerie
Text by Olivier Saillard, formerly director of the Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris