Dress, Alaïa

  • Azzedine Alaïa

  • Woven canvas label, inside right front neckline, black on white: "ALAIA / PARIS".
  • Ready to wear, Fall-Winter 1982-83
  • English green wool jersey, black patent leather belt, metal buckle
  • GAL2019.1.2
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

For Azzedine Alaïa, technique and structure dominate the decoration. The dress, to enhance the woman, must be simple and obvious. The couturier learned this lesson from his friend the actress Arletty: "She often said she was "virgin of all decoration". This motivated me to remove jewellery and accessories from my collections in favour of naked clothing," he said in 2013.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson