Suit, Alaïa


  • Azzedine Alaïa

  • Satin label woven on the jacket, inside neckline middle back, on the inside skirt back left side, black on white: "ALAIA / PARIS".
  • Ready to wear, Spring-Summer 1991
  • Thick cotton twill printed with an enlarged navy blue rooster foot pattern on a white background using the Tati store pattern. Enamelled metal buttons. White cotton cord.
  • GAL2019.1.11.1-2
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Of all its collections, the Spring-Summer 1991 is one of Azzedine Alaïa's most famous.

"It happened thanks to my friend Julian Schnabel," says Azzedine Alaïa. He wanted tarpaulin canvas with the famous big rooster-foot pattern. The couturier diverts the pink and white houndstooth print of the Parisian brand Tati, founded in 1948 by Jules Ouaki on Boulevard Rochechouart and known for its democratically priced products, which he applies to as many dresses, coats and accessories from his collection.

Anticipating future collaborations between designers and mass market stores in the 2000s, he then created a bag, a t-shirt and a pair of shoes for the brand at a low price (20 Francs).

Faithful to his generous, mischievous and cheeky personality, Azzedine Alaïa thumbs her nose at conventions by showing that no dialogue is despicable.


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Notice's author : Alexandre Samson