Dress, Alaïa

  • Azzedine Alaïa

  • Woven canevas label, inside middle back, black on white: "ALAIA / PARIS"
  • Ready-to-wear, Fall-Winter 1991-92
  • Dentelle stretch, velours stretch et « Velvetino » (duvet 70% viscose 20% polyamide et 10% élasthanne) noire
  • GAL2019.1.14
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

In 1991, Azzedine Alaïa created the "Velvetino", a stretch viscose down imitating the fake fur that borders the boat neckline and hem of this model

The couturier pays tribute to the leopard's dress by diverting the eye-spots from his fur made of stretch lace that plays with a barely veiled nudity, commented by Alaia in 2010: "When I make a dress, I think of the back, of the way the silhouette will move. At the shoulder blades, waist, belly button, buttock line. A couturier must love women as they are. » 


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Notice's author : Alexandre Samson