Only after I had fallen mindlessly in love with this blue-walled gallery photo did I discover it represented clothes by Azzedine Alaïa and that they had only just gone on display in the Netherlands, as the following press release explains:
From 11 December 2011 to 6 May 2012, the Groninger Museum will present the exhibition entitled Azzedine Alaïa in the 21st Century. This exhibition displays the most fantastic Alaïa fashion creations of the last ten years. Alaïa is one of the last major couturiers still active. The exhibition is a follow-on to the overview of his work shown in the Groninger Museum in 1998, which was subsequently displayed at the Brant Foundation in New York in 2002.