Suit, Alaïa

Suit, jacket and skirt

  • Azzedine Alaïa

  • Canevas label woven on the inner jacket neckline middle back and on the inner skirt middle back waist, black on white: "ALAIA / PARIS".
  • Ready to wear, Fall-Winter 1982-83
  • Black dipped lamb. Silver plated metal. Black acetate canvas lining. Black elastane mesh.
  • GAL2019.1.3.1-2
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Azzedine Alaïa has always wanted immersed lamb leather "[...] more feminine, more delicate, sometimes with more fragility. I treated it the same way as other haute couture fabrics, day and night" (May 2013).

This is reflected in this shoulder-mounted suit whose slim waist and tight skirt exacerbate feminine sensuality. This model is immortalized by the objectives of Horst P. Horst (Vogue Paris, November 1982), Arthur Elgort (Vogue USA, December 1982) and Oliveiro Toscani (ELLE, March 1983).

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson