The French-Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa is at the age of 77 died.
That is heard in the French sector federation for the mode, a message of the newspaper, Le Point confirms.
Azzedine Alaïa broke through in the eighties and is known for its timeless dresses that the female body, and accentuate. He was an atypical personality in Paris. So he planed his fashion shows outside of the hectic Fashion weeks and he did that without too much spectacle.
In 1939 in Tunisia, born in Paris, living couturier Azzedine Alaïa was one of the most important and admired figures in the world of fashion. During his studies in sculpture, he became fascinated by fashion, and he reproduced his favorite designers Madeleine Vionnet and Balenciaga.
In 1957 he set up in Paris, his first steps as a designer. After five days at Dior, he leaves for two seasons at Guy Laroche. Then he goes to Thierry Mugler in the late ’70s. In 1980 he launched his first collection with the Alaïa label. After the show is the Belgian trendspotter Brigitte Jeurissen excited her first order for her case in Hasselt. In 1988, he has boutiques in Beverly Hills, New York and Paris.
King of Cling
His beautiful tight dresses tooiden the verleidelijkste and most attractive women in the world, among whom are Grace Jones, Madonna, Raquel Welch and Michelle Obama. For Tina Turner, he designed in 1985, the golden pareljurk for her great ‘Private Dancer’ comeback. Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford defileerden in the beginning of their careers almost for free, in exchange for clothes.
During the Bicentennaire of the French Revolution in 1989 makes Jessye Norman is an unforgettable impression when the Marseillaise, sings in a French flag dress designed by Alaïa, and in 2016 designs Alaïa costumes for the dancers of the Ballet of Flanders for the performance Shahrazad.
Alaïa’s style is very recognizable. In leather, viscose or crocheted: his silhouettes are ultrafeminine, the colors are mostly dark, and the designs elaborated in unusual techniques and materials. His form-fitting creations eyes almost like a second skin, and that earns him the nickname ‘King of Cling’. He is practically the inventor of the stretch mini dress, lycra wielerbroeken and the bodysuit.