Very Rare 1989 Azzedine Alaia One Shoulder "Slashed" Dress
This "slashed" and cut out one shoulder design is well documented and was even revived for the 2013 couture collection by Azzedine. That dress was photoed on Giselle and done in a sheer silk. This is from the 1989 collection and is the original start point for that 2013 Couture piece and it is spectacular. Made of his signature black 'bandage' knit combined with a nude back ribbed knit at the top it is insanely sexy once on. The skirt hugs your curves and if not for the slit at the back it would be hard to even walk in it. The top is fantastic - it curves up and over the shoulder with a cut out detail running down the middle. At the back the panels meet with a circle suggesting a large bloom blossoming across your shoulder blade. Truly a work of art and exceedingly rare. This is a holy grail for the Alaia collector and that perfect mix of sexiness and supermodel, high glamour that Alaia excels at. Excellent condition.
The skirt is unlined and the top is interlined in a nude lingerie weight stretch jersey. It has a low set zipper at the back of the skirt. Tagged a vintage Alaia XS. The fabric does have stretch
Bust: approx 16-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 10.5-13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 15-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 38" from true waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photos: "All About Alaia" Photographed by Hans Feurer Elle Us 1989 / Yasmin Le Bon for Alaia, 1989 / Gisele Bundchen in Alaia Couture by Gilles Bensimon, Elle Jan 2003.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.