Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm (last entry at 5.30 pm)
Curator: Hamid Fardjad
Set Designer: Christophe Martin
After falling in love with Noureddine Amir's work, Pierre Bergé wanted to devote an exhibition to him at the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent. This free exhibition will present his creations which are truly sculptural adornments made using a variety of materials such as wool, raffia, silk chiffon... that he shapes with precision and sophistication.
Noureddine Amir creates garments resembling contemporary sculptures, favoring long silhouettes, impeccably refined lines, and the effects created by the material itself. The couturier’s collections are characterized by a strong sense of sophistication and detail through the use of carefully chosen fabrics. He primarily plays with texture, even going as far as creating his own raw materials. Employing raffia, henna-printed fabrics, and jute canvas paired with silk chiffon and organza, he fashions his clothing like a sculptor.
Born in Rabat in 1967, Noureddine Amir lives and works in Marrakesh. After graduating from ESMOD in 1996, his early years as a designer were marked by his collaboration with the Iranian artist Shirin Neshat, for whom he created many costumes. Beginning in 2001, Amir has primarily focused on presenting his collections at fashion shows in Morocco—notably the Casablanca show devoted to the caftan, where he made a name for himself by presenting a well-received collection of haiks. Since 2003, his creations have been shown at the ModeMuseum in Antwerp (MOMU), the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lille (2004), and, more recently, as part of the exhibition Le Maroc contemporain at the Institut du Monde Arabe (2014-2015).
Noureddine Amir’s Sculpted Dresses is the first exhibition in France entirely devoted to his work.