Azzedine Alaïa

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Azzedine Alaïa
Born(1940-02-26)February 26, 1940
DiedNovember 18, 2017(2017-11-18) (aged 77)[1][2]
Paris, France
EducationÉcole des Beaux-Arts
AwardsBest Designer of the Year (1984)
Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (2008)

Azzedine Alaïa was a Tunisian haute couture fashion designer based in Paris.[3] In 2008, he was awarded the Legion of Honour by the French government.

In 2011, he started showing his collections on the catwalk again after an eight-years pause.[4]

In 2015, he was celebrated at the Galleria Borghese in Rome with an exhibition called "Couture/Sculpture: Azzedine Alaïa in the History of Fashion".[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Azzedine Alaïa: Popular Tunisian couturier dies aged 77". BBC Online. 18 November 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  2. Pithers, Ellie (18 November 2017). "Fashion World Mourns The Death Of Azzedine Alaïa". Vogue. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  3. Standen, Dirk. "The Future of Fashion, Part Nine: Azzedine Alaïa".
  4. Staff, WWD (8 July 2011). "Azzedine Alaïa Returns to Runway After Eight Years".
  5. Zargani, Luisa (10 July 2015). "Azzedine Alaïa Exhibit Celebrated in Rome".
  6. Suzy Menkes. "Azzedine Alaia's Soft Sculptures".

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