Ensemble, Alaïa


  • Azzedine Alaïa

  • Satin label woven on the coat, inside middle back neckline and on the dress, inside back neckline left side, black on white: "ALAIA / PARIS".
  • Ready-to-wear, Fall-Winter 1991-92
  • Synthetic faux fur (80% Modacryl, 20% polyester). Black acetate satin lining. Jersey jacquard in virgin wool, viscose, polyamide and black and brown elastane glazed on sand.
  • GAL2019.1.15
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

The leopard, whether from Arabia, Java, Ceylon, Persia or Love, is considered in Africa as the king of animals, a feline eater of men whose fur represents the distinctive appearance of leaders.

Alaïa plays on the rosette patterns created by the animal's fur without using the skin of this protected species. "A feline passes - describes Le Monde in 1991 about the collection. We think we hear a pre-war ad: "Brunswick, the furrier who is the rage." But no, everything is wrong in these tricks, synthetic panther, superb coats knitted in the Astrakhan style; Alaïa sets the tone for what will make winter [...]. »


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