Azzedine Alaïa Biography
Azzedine Alaïa is a French fashion designer of Tunisian origin. Alaïa is respected and admired in the world of fashion.
Born in 1940 in Tunis, Azzedine Alaïa moved to Paris where he worked for Christian Dior and Guy Laroche. In 1960 he became the designer of the Countess Blégiers and all his clientele were among Parisian high society.
When, in the 1970s, Azzedine Alaïa creates his first collection for Charles Jourdan, the press recognizes the modern elegance of the creator. With his creations “second skin” that nullify the border between flesh and fabric Azzedine Alaïa invented aesthetic “body-consciousness”.
Elegance, class and extravagance even characterize this designer known worldwide. In 2000, Azzedine Alaïa joins the Prada Group and the New York museum Gugggenheim by devoting an exhibition confirms his major artistic influence.