Azzedine Alaïa, Dress, photographed by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE, 1990.
I don't think you can call yourself a vintage collector and not own a piece of Azzedine Alaia at some point. There might be an actual law. We have been hoarding a piece or two over at the Shrimpton Couture studio and when we recently received in four pieces from the iconic 1991 leopard collection - well I decided to pull everything we had and do a capsule collection for you.
The result is 30 amazing, rare and collectible pieces of Azzedine Alaia history. Many of which are extremely well documented and held in museum collections worldwide. Its an unprecedented chance to grab yourself a little bit of the Alaia magic. Trust me some of these you won't see again or if you do it will be years down the road.
(L-R) All About Alaia Photographed by Hans Feurer Elle Us 1989 / Yasmin Le Bon, 1989 / Gisele Bundchen in Alaia Couture by Gilles Bensimon, Elle Jan 2003.
(L-R) Christy Turlington in "Chez Azzedine Alaïa" (French Elle, May 18, 1992). Photographed by Gilles Bensimon) / Alaia S/S1992 - fashionanthology.com.
(L-R) Naomi Campbell for Alaia F/W 1991 / Alaia F/W 1991 (images from vogue.com)
(L-R) Cindy Crawford for Alaia, 1989. / Alaia S/S 1992 from fashionanthology.com.
(L-R) Yasmeen Ghauri in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble from the Tati Collection, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue, 1991 / Elle MacPherson 1991 / Yasmeen Ghauri by Patrick Demarchelier Alaia Vogue May 1991.
Alaia F/W 1991
Alaia F/W 1991 from vogue.com
(L-R) Nadege Du Bospertus in Azzedine Alaïa Dress, photographed by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE, 1991 / Naomi Campbell for Alaia F/W 1991 (photo: vogue.com)
(L-R) Nicole Murphy in Azzedine Alaia 1993 / Alaia F/W 1991 (photo: vogue.com)
(L-R) Naomi Campbell by Michael Roberts 1991 / Naomi Campbell by Tom Munro for Vogue Brazil, May 2013.