Parisian designer of Malian origin, Xuly Bët is famous throughout the world since the 90s for his ultra-feminine fashion, popular, combining modernity and freedom of movement, strength and sensuality of the printed lines. C? Is after studying architecture in 1991 he joined the Ephemeral Hospital where he created the “XULY.Bët FUNKIN’FASHION FACTORY” in the former radiology laboratory. Prolific designer, awarded by the Ministry of Culture and the Union Chamber of Couture Parisienne, he has from the beginning inspired Robert Altman Forest Whitaker’s character in his film, “Ready to Wear” which portrays the one of his shows.
XULY.Bët in 2006 celebrated the tenth anniversary of his Paris boutique of the Forum des Halles (Paris 1). It scrolls regularly in Paris (Carrousel du Louvre), New York, Monaco, Fort-de-France, Belgrade, Seoul, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Dakar, Cotonou, Abidjan, Niamé, Lagos, Kingston, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Mexico City? The Fashion Museum of Antwerp dedicated a facility in spring 2005, while the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco hosted the summer 2006 exhibition “XULY.Bët, Travel Diary of a collection.” His twenty years of creative collaborations were punctuated as varied as its aesthetic universe with creations co-signed for many leading brands and companies.
This unclassifiable fashion, member of the commission “in Africa Creation” CulturesFrance, jury numerous festivals (Festival of Young Artists from Dinard, FIMA ..) itself songwriter of the rock group “This is not a machine gun” , is also collaborating with many artists he dresses or stages in its collections and fashion shows, most recently Grace Jones as the New York audience was cheering on the catwalk at Bryant Park in February 2009.
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