A fine piece for the collector of Azzedine Alaia design.
Nicknamed the “King of Cling,” Alaïa is a legend in the fashion industry. Known for his form-flattering designs, it’s said that models would refuse their booking fees, and instead asked to be paid in the clothes on their backs. REF: Vogue
“I make clothes; women make fashion.” .….Azzedine Alaia (1935-2017).
He was considered a father figure to Naomi Campbell since she was 16 years old.
Alaia’s top models included Naomi Campbell, Farida Khelfa, Linda Evangelista, Helena Christensen, Elaine Irwin, Veronica Webb, Michaela Bercu, Emma Wiklund, Vanessa Duve, Beverly Peele, Gail Elliott, and Christine Bergström.
Notable clients of Alaia included Grace Jones, Greta Garba, and Lady GaGa.
Excellent pre-owned condition with no flaws.
There is a hook and eye detail all up and down the back of the jacket. The back of the jacket is shorter than the front. Both the jacket and the skirt are intricately cut typical of Alaia style. The wool is un-refined textured wool. 100% Wool.
SKIRT: (lined with a silky material)
Waist – 25”
Hip - 36”
Length - 19.5”
JACKET: (lined with a silky material)
Bust – 36”
Waist – 25”
Length - 23” (front)
Length - 21” (back)
Shoulders – 6”
Sleeves – 21”
Some photos make the piece appear to be grayish, but the entire suit is pitch black.