Hourglass corset belt, Alaïa

  • Azzedine Alaïa 

  • Stamped label, inside middle back, gold on fawn: "ALAIA / PARIS / MADE IN FRANCE"
  • Ready to wear, Spring-Summer 1992
  • Cuir noir à découpes laser. Métal argenté.
  • GAL2019.1.16
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

This large corset belt in the shape of an hourglass made of laser-cut black leather is one of Azzedine Alaïa's most famous pieces. The openwork motifs recall the shards of the moucharabiehs. By evoking 19th century corsets, the couturier celebrates the feminine waist by playing with leather, one of his favourite fabrics, which he opens as if with lace.


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Notice's author : Alexandre Samson