Paris, France – Today fashion world is mourning the loss of their beloved independent and most cherished designer. Sadly, France based miracle worker, Azzedine Alaia passed away few hours ago in a French Hospital. He left the world in utter dismay at the age of 77.
Alaia was born to a below average farming family in Tunisia in 1940. In the initial years, he dedicated his time to sculpture and fine arts studies. In 1950s, upon moving to Paris this creative genius landed a job in Dior and later Guy Laroche. However, he still was not satisfied. He wanted to achieve more and be more than just being an employee. His thirst for more compelled him to resign from the reasonably earned jobs.
He started working as an independent fashion designer and soon he won a reputation for the sexiest designer when it comes to females clothing and he was proud of that. “I like women,” he told a reporter in a 2013 interview. “I never think about doing new things, about being creative, but about making clothing that willmake women beautiful”.
He rose to fame in 1980s when his released collections made people fall head over heels. The devotees worshiped his timeless and creative gowns around the world.
He was known for luxury (without showoff) clothing but he took risks in his career and also produced ready to wear collections as well. United States First Lady, Michelle Obama also admired him for his work. In fact, Alaia was a ladies man. Everyone loved him. He showed affection and was gentle towards everyone. Young models referred to him as ‘papa’.
The ‘King of Cling’ did not change his habits and attitude regardless of the fame. Until death he preferred working late night while playing the tracks of old movies because according to him that’s when humans creative cells are at work.
Fashion world is mourning the death of the fashion pioneer. Celebrities and fans all over the world are paying tribute to him. His legacy is undoubtedly going to live forever because majority of fashion artists look up to him as an inspiration.
Rest in Peace Azzedine Alaia.