Azzedine Alaïa started his career in fashion as a dressmaker’s assistant. He soon began dressing private clients, and in 1957 he moved to Paris. Referring to himself as a ‘builder’ rather than a fashion designer, his designs emphasise structure and purity of the bodies form. Azzedine Alaia’s line of figure-hugging dresses came to define the `80s Parisian aesthetic.
Recoginised to most as the peak of luxury and craftsmanship, Alaïa uses the most ingenious fabrics and tailoring techniques to construct and envelope the womanly figure with a touch of couture. Known as the ‘King of Cling’, the Tunisian-born designer’s seductive creations are a favourite amongst avant-garde celebrities including Grace Jones, Madonna and Lady Gaga. The ultimate in discreet luxury, Azzedine Alaia remains true to his love for couture and independence in the fashion world.
Azzedine Alaia is sold online at Boutique1. Creating fashion for the confident woman and her divine form.