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.

I make clothes, women make fashion
— Azzedine Alaia

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.

Victoria Beckham tweeted:
  "A sad day. Rest in peace #azzedinealaia ...You were a true master and one of my biggest inspirations x VB "

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