Ensemble, Alaïa

Jacket and shirt

  • Azzedine Alaïa

  • Satin label woven on the jacket, inside neckline on the middle back and on the shirt, inside collar foot on the middle back, black on white: "ALAIA / PARIS"
  • Ready to wear, Fall-Winter 1986-87
  • Chofflet navy blue wool sheet punctually embroidered with sheaves in white cotton yarn after assembly. White cotton poplin. Shell buttons.
  • GAL2019.1.6.1-2
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Faithful to her admiration for Madeleine Vionnet or Madame Grès, Azzedine Alaïa has always made the structure of her models their only decoration. Although rare in his work, discreet embroideries sometimes punctuate his collections. 

This is the case of this jacket as short as a page jacket, worn on a white collar shirt, an allusion to the order and rectitude of the Sisters of Notre-Dame-de-Sion who were admired by the future couturier in Tunis. Alaïa will always remember that he found a "sexy side" to the immaculate white of their collar or cornet, as well as their sandals showing the tanned foot up to the ankle, "like a sock".

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson