With its iconic and timeless creations, Azzedine Alaïa distinguishes itself from its contemporaries by its emblematic works. This trained sculptor shapes the female body with sensuality and delicacy. What are the fetish pieces of this great stylist?
A TRUE ARCHITECT OF COUTURE
An outstanding couturier, Azzedine Alaïa began his career working for a couturier in his native Tunis. He soon began copying models from renowned couturiers such as Dior and Balmain for the women of wealthy families in Tunis. Then he moved to Paris to better exploit his talent. He works for a short period of time for the house of Dior. At the end of the 70s, he launched his own label. His clientele is mainly composed of great personalities. In 1980, he organizes his first fashion show, then a few years later, he receives the Oscar for designer of the year and the Special Jury Prize.
This hard worker has always preferred to devote himself to designing his dresses instead of playing the big media game. Reflecting his discreet personality, he has never invested in advertising. Moreover, he has always refused to give importance to journalistic interviews.
Since 1984, Azzedine Alaïa has favoured sculptural cutting. This great couturier stands out for his unique style. Based on black and white, his iconic pieces are none other than lightweight dresses with stripes, hoods, stretch mesh strips and zips. They become the flagship elements of his creation. In addition, Azzedine Alaïa’s little black dresses are also true marvels. They have nothing to do with Coco Chanel’s, as they are more provocative and sexy. Her mastery of leather is also highlighted in her works.
The clothes of this great stylist adapt to all types of female morphology, whether she is thin or plump. They are just right and correct the flaws while giving shapes to those who don’t have any.
HER EMBLEMATIC CREATIONS
Azzedine Alaïa’s creations sublimate the female body with their sculptural lines. Indeed, for this Franco-Tunisian couturier, fashion is above all a passion and not a story of trends. He has always loved to decorate and dress women, he loved to make them beautiful. In love with female silhouettes, he takes his inspiration from these models to create unique clothes. His dresses, both sophisticated and provocative, sculpt the female body like a second skin.
Throughout his career, his passion and admiration for the female form has guided him in his work. Moreover, he differs from other designers by his ability to create clothes without the need to draw. He sewed directly on his models.