Legendary Designer Azzedine Alaia Passes Away at 77
Azzedine Alaia, whose fashion creations has dazzled one and all, has died at the age of 77, France’s fashion federation said on Saturday. The French-Tunisian rose to fame in the 1980s, bucked the industry trend of fashion runway presentations with private showings of his collections, while eschewing publicity.
Alaia was born to a farming family in Tunisia in 1940 and studied sculpture at the capital’s fine arts school before working at a modest neighbourhood dressmaker’s shop.
He moved to Paris in the late 1950s, working briefly for Dior and Guy Laroche before eventually going solo, winning a reputation for sexy designs celebrating the female form.
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