We say goodbye to yet another legend in the world of fashion, true master of timeless gowns, classic silhoutettes,designer Azzedine Alaïa. Designer died at the age of 77. "It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Azzedine Alaïa," François-Henri Pinault, Kering's chairman and chief executive, told BoF.
Alaïa was born in Tunis, Tunisia on 26 February 1940. His parents were wheat farmers, but his glamorous twin sister inspired his love for couture A French friend of his mother fed Alaïa's instinctive creativity with copies of Vogue. He lied about his age to get himself into the local École des Beaux-Arts in Tunis, where he gained valuable insights into the human form and began studying sculpture.
He marched to his own beat, not following trends, releasing his collections in his on time.
Editor of Vogue, Edward Enninful stated "Azzedine Alaïa was a true visionary, and a remarkable man. He will be deeply missed by all of those who knew and loved him, as well as by the women around the world who wore his clothes."
“We have lost a designer of great talent. It is very sad news,” said designer Pierre Cardin.
@azzedinealaiaofficial, the iconoclastic couturier, has passed away in Paris. When other designers were asked about their icon, the answer more often than not was the French-Tunisian King of Cling. Tap the link in our bio for more on Alaïa’s life and love of design. Photographed by @ArthurElgort, Vogue, February 1986.
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Azzedine Rest in Peace , my N1 favorite❤️my heart is broken, GENIUS #azzedinealaia @azzedinealaiaofficial 💔💔💔💔 he is going to continue to make dresses for goddesses and Angels up in the sky now ❤️❣️ godfather of Fashion
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