Azzedine Alaïa began his legendary career by studying sculpture at the fine arts institute in his native Tunis, an experience that influenced his figure-contouring approach to ready-to-wear design. In 1957, he moved to Paris to work for several top couture labels before launching his women’s collection in 1980. Adored by fashion A-listers, the house of Alaïa is celebrated for its dramatic, body-accentuating creations as well as elegant bags and shoes.
Azzedine Alaïa studied sculpture at the fine arts institute in his native Tunis before moving to Paris in 1957 to work for top couture houses. In 1980, he launched his women’s collection featuring dramatic, body-accentuating dresses. Today, the line includes elegant apparel, bags, and shoes.