Ensemble, Alaïa

BODY AND REMOVABLE APRON SKIRT HELD BY A HOOK

  • Azzedine Alaïa

  • Woven canevas label, inside right shoulder, black on white: "ALAIA / PARIS"
  • Ready to wear, Spring-Summer 1984
  • Viscose jersey and black polyamide. Silver plated metal.
  • GAL2019.1.4.1-2
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Azzedine Alaïa's bodysuit in viscose jersey and black polyamide refers two major characteristics in the designer's work : the importance of the sublimated female body and the use of jersey, particularly in the 1980s.

Construction and draping of this bodysuit with bare backs retained by two straps and this removable apron skirt with drape maintained by a hook, evoke the vocation of the sculptor of the couturier graduated from the Tunis School of Fine Arts.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson