Fashion designer Azzedine Alaia dies.

Fashion designer Azzedine Alaia dies.

The fashion world is mourning the death of couturier Azzedine Alaïa at the age of 82 in Paris. The fashion designer named "the King of Cling” was known for designs that placed the body into unimaginable proportions.

The French Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion announced his death on November 18, 2017. The cause of death was reported to be heart failure.  

Alaïa was born in Tunis in 1940 (this date is not confirmed as he usually lied about his age).  He trained as a sculptor in the Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts in Tunis. According to him, he realized he was not going to become a great sculptor so he changed directions. 

He began his career as an assistant to a dressmaker and then moved to Paris in 1957. He worked with Christian Dior for a brief five days and was fired for not having correct immigration papers. 

After Dior, he went to Guy Laroche for two seasons and then Thierry Mugler.  Alaïa opened his own atelier in 1979. This became the flame for highly-acclaimed Hollywood stars.

By the 1980s, he had become an independent couturier and produced his first ready-to-wear fashion show in 1980. This collection was a success and an exaltation of the female figure. His fitted designs managed to celebrate the female form.

Mindless of any traditional seasonal calendar, he continued to produce more collections. He retired from these shows in 1992. His catwalks were unpublicized and he would usually keep his audiences waiting for hours.  

“When the collection is ready, it’s ready,” Alaïa would say. "Unless I have a length of fabric in my hand and a girl in front of me, I really can't come up with a lot of ideas." 

There has been an outpouring of condolences from the fashion world in social media.  

 

What's Hottest

How to Preserve your Shoes
Hottest

How to Preserve your Shoes

Women’s favorite accessorize are definitely shoes and a lot of them aspire to be new Carrie Bradshaw. It is not so easy to become one since it seems like she literally owns every shoe in the world, but still it doesn’t have to mean that you shouldn’t preserve yours from any damage.…
Warning signs of Skinny jeans

Warning signs of Skinny jeans

It has been researched that skinny jeans can damage muscles and nerves of people. In the Neurology Journal, a 35-year woman had cut a pair of calf when it had become greater in size. She had spent many hours to empty all the cupboards for moving in Australia. By evening, she found that she was…

Stylish Footwear For Summer Spring Season

Stylish Footwear For Summer Spring Season

Floaters and sandals are the most comfortable footwear trending this season. Not only they allow air to pass through your feet, but they also prove to be a great rescue at the time of unpredicted downpour. Floaters, sandals or flip-flops are ideal wear for home, shopping and even office. Being…

World Wide

Fashion forward footwear at The Shoe Box
Worldwide

Fashion forward footwear at The Shoe Box

The Shoe Box is a fairly new addition to Detroit's Avenue of Fashion, but it's quickly becoming a popular stop for men seeking out fashion forward footwear.

Your Favorites

Latest fashion trend Inbeach, swim, resort and cruise wear
Favorites

Latest fashion trend Inbeach, swim, resort and cruise wear

Organized in Goa, with the shoreline as the new incline, the first release of Gionee India Beach Fashion Week 2015 showcased the most recent patterns in shoreline, swim, resort and journey wear. A look through the accumulations uncovered that creators moved somewhat off the beaten track, utilizing…
Some must know fashion tips for girls

Some must know fashion tips for girls

We do one thing daily, which is wearing clothes, still girls get confused daily while deciding which dress they should wear today. There are some tips for girls who love wearing smart dress and we think every girl should necessarily know these tips: Always tuck in jeans into your boots When we wear…

Top Reasons Why You Should Buy Women Handbags Online

Top Reasons Why You Should Buy Women Handbags Online

The online market is probably the best medium to buy things from. This would be true when you want to buy even a ladies handbag. A handbag has come to be an essential women’s accessory in the contemporary world just as an umbrella, lipstick, or earrings. Handbags have been in vogue since the…