Ensemble, Alaïa


  • Azzedine Alaïa

  • Label on the woven satin dress, inside neckline middle back, white on black: "ALAIA / PARIS".
  • Haute couture, Fall-Winter 2017-18
  • Black silk velvet woven with black Lurex chips taken at an angle. Black python strips set with silver metal rivet seedlings. Fine black stretch jersey. Black silk crepe. Black leather inlaid with silver plated metal.
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

On July 6, 2017, under the glass roof of the house he has lived in since 1987, Azzedine Alaïa presented her new haute couture collection. The parade was opened and closed by Naomi Campbell, whom he considered his adopted daughter. In all, 68 silhouettes make up this fashion show, the first in 6 years and the couturier's last. Because Azzedine Alaïa disappeared on November 18, 2017.

This evening dress is the last passage in the collection. The cut of her bodice with pointed shoulders and her sequined black velvet fabric evoke the haute couture of the 1930s that Alaïa loved. Skilfully split on the thigh, the virtuoso skirt is made of velvet skittles inlaid with thirty-one black python bands riveted with silver.

This masterpiece is Azzedine Alaïa's ultimate tribute to the glory of women.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson