Fashion

Azzedine Alaïa (1939)

One of the most discreet and independent fashion designers of the industry, the Tunisian-born Parisian couturier stands out with his taste for discreet luxury highlighted by his body-conscious garments. In 1980, he showed his first ready to wear shows after working for various couture houses and opening his first intimate atelier.

Tatiana Patitz in Azzedine Alaïa Coat, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, 1986
Tatiana Patitz in Azzedine Alaïa Coat, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, 1986
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, photographed by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue, 1989
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, photographed by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue, 1989
Yasmin Le Bon in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, photographed by François Lamy, 1985
Yasmin Le Bon in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, photographed by François Lamy, 1985
Beverly Peele for Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1991
Beverly Peele for Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1991
Azzedine Alaïa and Naomi Campbell by Gilles Bensimon, 1987
Azzedine Alaïa and Naomi Campbell by Gilles Bensimon, 1987
Azzedine Alaïa at work, 1998
Azzedine Alaïa at work, 1998
Betty Lago in Azzedine Alaïa Dress, photographed by David Seidner, 1986
Betty Lago in Azzedine Alaïa Dress, photographed by David Seidner, 1986
Betty Lago in Azzedine Alaïa Dress, photographed by David Seidner, 1986
Betty Lago in Azzedine Alaïa Dress, photographed by David Seidner, 1986
Naomi Campbell for Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1991
Naomi Campbell for Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1991
Azzedine Alaïa, Dress, photographed by Willy Vanderperre, Spring/Summer 2009
Azzedine Alaïa, Dress, photographed by Willy Vanderperre, Spring/Summer 2009
Paulina Porizkova in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, photographed by Arthur Elgort, 1985
Paulina Porizkova in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, photographed by Arthur Elgort, 1985
Yasmeen Ghauri in Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, for the Tati Collection, Spring/Summer 1991
Yasmeen Ghauri in Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, for the Tati Collection, Spring/Summer 1991
Yasmin Le Bon for Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1992
Yasmin Le Bon for Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1992
Amber Valletta in Azzedine Alaïa, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Harper’s Bazaar US 1995
Amber Valletta in Azzedine Alaïa, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Harper’s Bazaar US 1995
Azzedine Alaïa and Farida Khelfa by Jean-Paul Goude, 1985
Azzedine Alaïa and Farida Khelfa by Jean-Paul Goude, 1985
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, 1991
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, 1991
Azzedine Alaïa, Long dress, 1996
Azzedine Alaïa, Long dress, 1996
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble from the Tati Collection, photographed by Ellen von Unwerth, 1991
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble from the Tati Collection, photographed by Ellen von Unwerth, 1991
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble from the Tati Collection, photographed by Ellen von Unwerth, 1991
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble from the Tati Collection, photographed by Ellen von Unwerth, 1991
Azzedine Alaia  with Elle McPherson  photographed by Gilles Bensimon, 1986
Azzedine Alaia with Elle McPherson photographed by Gilles Bensimon, 1986
Yasmeen Ghauri and Azzedine Alaïa in an Ensemble of his design, from the Tati Collection, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Italia, 1991
Yasmeen Ghauri and Azzedine Alaïa in an Ensemble of his design, from the Tati Collection, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Italia, 1991
Stephanie Seymour and Azzedine Alaïa by Richard Avedon, 1994
Stephanie Seymour and Azzedine Alaïa by Richard Avedon, 1994
Linda Evangelista in Azzedine Alaïa Dresses, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, 1988
Linda Evangelista in Azzedine Alaïa Dresses, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, 1988
Gail Elliott and Marpessa Hennink for Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1986
Gail Elliott and Marpessa Hennink for Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1986
Yasmeen Ghauri in Azzedine Alaïa Denim Bra and Shorts, Spring/Summer 1991
Yasmeen Ghauri in Azzedine Alaïa Denim Bra and Shorts, Spring/Summer 1991
Azzedine Alaïa, Dress, photographed by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE, 1990
Azzedine Alaïa, Dress, photographed by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE, 1990
Stephanie Seymour for Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, 2003
Stephanie Seymour for Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, 2003
Azzedine Alaïa by Patrick Demarchelier, Spring/Summer 2003
Azzedine Alaïa by Patrick Demarchelier, Spring/Summer 2003
Azzedine Alaïa, Powder Puff’ Dress, from the Spring/Summer 1994 Collection, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 2013
Azzedine Alaïa, Powder Puff’ Dress, from the Spring/Summer 1994 Collection, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 2013
Gisele Bündchen and Azzedine Alaïa in a Dress of his design, photographed by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE, 2003
Gisele Bündchen and Azzedine Alaïa in a Dress of his design, photographed by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE, 2003
Lindsey Wixon in Azzedine Alaïa Dress (Spring/Summer 2003), photographed by Peter Lindberg, 2013
Lindsey Wixon in Azzedine Alaïa Dress (Spring/Summer 2003), photographed by Peter Lindberg, 2013
Azzedine Alaia working on a skirt from his spring 1992
Azzedine Alaia working on a skirt from his spring 1992
Lee Radziwill in Azzedine Alaïa Jacket, photographed by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue, 2013
Lee Radziwill in Azzedine Alaïa Jacket, photographed by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue, 2013
Gisele Bündchen in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, photograped by Craig McDean for Interview Magazine, 2008
Gisele Bündchen in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, photograped by Craig McDean for Interview Magazine, 2008
Gisele Bündchen in Azzedine Alaïa Bodysuit and Belt (Spring/Summer 1992), photograped by Craig McDean for Interview Magazine, 2008
Gisele Bündchen in Azzedine Alaïa Bodysuit and Belt (Spring/Summer 1992), photograped by Craig McDean for Interview Magazine, 2008
Azzedine Alaïa, Striped Dress, Spring/Summer 1990
Azzedine Alaïa, Striped Dress, Spring/Summer 1990
El Rey de las Curvas in Azzedine Alaia, photograped by Patrick Demarchelier, Harper's Bazaar Mexico 2003
El Rey de las Curvas in Azzedine Alaia, photograped by Patrick Demarchelier, Harper's Bazaar Mexico 2003
Amber Valletta in Azzedine Alaïa Dress, photographed by Paolo Roversi for Harper's Bazaar, 1993
Amber Valletta in Azzedine Alaïa Dress, photographed by Paolo Roversi for Harper's Bazaar, 1993
Irene Pfeiffer, Tereza Maxová, Nadège du Bospertus, Yasmeen Ghauri, Beverly Peele, Deon Bray, Helena Christensen, Carla Bruni, Emma Sjöberg, Claudia Mason, Gurmit Kaur and Xandra van Rooijen in Azzedine Alaïa Leopard Collection, Fall/Winter 1991
Irene Pfeiffer, Tereza Maxová, Nadège du Bospertus, Yasmeen Ghauri, Beverly Peele, Deon Bray, Helena Christensen, Carla Bruni, Emma Sjöberg, Claudia Mason, Gurmit Kaur and Xandra van Rooijen in Azzedine Alaïa Leopard Collection, Fall/Winter 1991
Rey de las Curvas in Azzedine Alaia, photograped by Patrick Demarchelier, Harper's Bazaar Mexico 2003
Rey de las Curvas in Azzedine Alaia, photograped by Patrick Demarchelier, Harper's Bazaar Mexico 2003
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, photographed by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue, 1989
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, photographed by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue, 1989
Azzedine Alaïa, Illustration by Gérard Failly for Vogue France, Fall/Winter 1984
Azzedine Alaïa, Illustration by Gérard Failly for Vogue France, Fall/Winter 1984
Azzedine Alaïa, Illustration by Gérard Failly for Vogue France, Fall/Winter 1984
Azzedine Alaïa, Illustration by Gérard Failly for Vogue France, Fall/Winter 1984
Victoire de Castellane in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, 2011
Victoire de Castellane in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, 2011
Madonna and Azzedine Alaïa by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, 1989
Madonna and Azzedine Alaïa by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, 1989
Nadege Du Bospertus in Azzedine Alaïa Dress, photographed by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE, 1991
Nadege Du Bospertus in Azzedine Alaïa Dress, photographed by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE, 1991
Nadege Du Bospertus in Azzedine Alaïa Dress, photographed by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE, 1991
Nadege Du Bospertus in Azzedine Alaïa Dress, photographed by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE, 1991
Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1992
Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1992
Azzedine Alaïa by Jean-Francois Rault, 1985
Azzedine Alaïa by Jean-Francois Rault, 1985
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa, photographed by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE, 1992
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa, photographed by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE, 1992
Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2011
Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2011
Azzedine Alaïa by Olivero Toscani, 1980
Azzedine Alaïa by Olivero Toscani, 1980
Farida in  Azzedine Alaïa, photographed by Jean-Marie Perrier, 1995
Farida in Azzedine Alaïa, photographed by Jean-Marie Perrier, 1995
Madonna in Azzedine Alaïa Dress, photographed by Francesco Scavullo for Cosmopolitan, 1987
Madonna in Azzedine Alaïa Dress, photographed by Francesco Scavullo for Cosmopolitan, 1987
Azzedine Alaïa, Crocodile Skin Jacket, from the Spring/Summer 2003 Collection, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 2013
Azzedine Alaïa, Crocodile Skin Jacket, from the Spring/Summer 2003 Collection, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 2013
Azzedine Alaïa, Dress, photographed by Robert Kot, Fall/Winter 2010
Azzedine Alaïa, Dress, photographed by Robert Kot, Fall/Winter 2010
Azzedine Alaïa, Illustration by Gérard Failly for Vogue France, Fall/Winter 1984
Azzedine Alaïa, Illustration by Gérard Failly for Vogue France, Fall/Winter 1984
Lindsey Wixon in Azzedine Alaïa Dress (Spring/Summer 2003), photographed by Peter Lindberg, 2013
Lindsey Wixon in Azzedine Alaïa Dress (Spring/Summer 2003), photographed by Peter Lindberg, 2013
Grace Jones in Azzedine Alaïa by Thierry Perez
Grace Jones in Azzedine Alaïa by Thierry Perez
Christy Turlington in Azzedine Alaia, photographed by Hans Feurer, 1990
Christy Turlington in Azzedine Alaia, photographed by Hans Feurer, 1990
Azzedine Alaïa, Ensemble, in Vogue, 1982
Azzedine Alaïa, Ensemble, in Vogue, 1982
Yasmeen Ghauri in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble from the Tati Collection, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue, 1991
Yasmeen Ghauri in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble from the Tati Collection, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue, 1991
Azzedine Alaïa, Illustration by Gérard Failly for Vogue, Fall/Winter 1984
Azzedine Alaïa, Illustration by Gérard Failly for Vogue, Fall/Winter 1984
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, from the Leopard Collection, in Vogue Italia, 1991
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, from the Leopard Collection, in Vogue Italia, 1991
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, from the Leopard Collection, in Vogue Italia, 1991
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, from the Leopard Collection, in Vogue Italia, 1991
Elaine Irwin in Azzedine Alaia, photographed by Sheila Metzner, Vogue, 1989
Elaine Irwin in Azzedine Alaia, photographed by Sheila Metzner, Vogue, 1989
Azzedine Alaïa, Short Dress, Fall/Winter 1981
Azzedine Alaïa, Short Dress, Fall/Winter 1981
Helena Christensen for Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, 1992
Helena Christensen for Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show, 1992
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaia, photographed by Willy Vanderperre, Vogue Russia, 2010
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaia, photographed by Willy Vanderperre, Vogue Russia, 2010
Naomi Campbell and Beverly Peele in Azzedine Alaia, photographed by Gilles Bensimon, Elle US, 1992
Naomi Campbell and Beverly Peele in Azzedine Alaia, photographed by Gilles Bensimon, Elle US, 1992
Azzedine Alaïa, Draped Dress, 1991
Azzedine Alaïa, Draped Dress, 1991
Gisele Bündchen in Azzedine Alaïa Dress, photograped by Craig McDean for Interview Magazine, 2008
Gisele Bündchen in Azzedine Alaïa Dress, photograped by Craig McDean for Interview Magazine, 2008
Bonnie Berman in Azzedine Alaïa, photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue US, 1984
Bonnie Berman in Azzedine Alaïa, photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue US, 1984
Azzedine Alaïa, Illustration by Mats Gustafson for Marie Claire, Fall/Winter 1984
Azzedine Alaïa, Illustration by Mats Gustafson for Marie Claire, Fall/Winter 1984
Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, in Stiletto Magazine, 2003
Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble, in Stiletto Magazine, 2003
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa Dress, photographed by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE, 1989
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaïa Dress, photographed by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE, 1989
Cindy Crawford in Azzedine Alaia, photographed by Hans Feurer, ELLE US, 1989
Cindy Crawford in Azzedine Alaia, photographed by Hans Feurer, ELLE US, 1989
Linda Spierrings and Tatiana Patitz  in Azzedine Alaïa Ensembles, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, 1986
Linda Spierrings and Tatiana Patitz in Azzedine Alaïa Ensembles, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, 1986
Tatiana Patitz and Linda Spierrings in Azzedine Alaïa Ensembles, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, 1986
Tatiana Patitz and Linda Spierrings in Azzedine Alaïa Ensembles, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, 1986
Amber Valletta in Azzedine Alaïa, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Harper’s Bazaar US 1995
Amber Valletta in Azzedine Alaïa, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Harper’s Bazaar US 1995
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