azzedine alaia

Spring 1990 Collection Azzedine Alaia Backless Fishtail Dress

Insanely sexy, this Azzedine Alaia dress from the  spring 1990 collection has that in your face sensuality  that Alaia is known for. It is made form his signature bandage knit so it clings and hugs the body and your every curve. This one is plunged low in the front and even lower in the back. The V at the back is so low that your entire back is basically left bare. The seam work at the form cuts down the middle of the dress to create a long lean line and this is mimicked at the back until just below the butt. Here the seam changes to a curved horizontal line that follows the curve of a woman's backside. The dress is finished with a saucy little pleated "fishtail" that kicks up with your every move. This pleat detail wraps completely around the lower skirt. In the video below you clearly see the dress in a light taupe at the 2:08 mark. Excellent condition

Unlined and slips on. The knit has stretch and will adapt to follow your curves. It is a little large on my mannequin so the fit will be better on the proper sized girl. It's tagged a vintage Alaia Medium.

Bust: 16-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 35.5" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD2330

Reference Photos: Azzedine Alaïa dresses photographed by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE, 1990.  /  Cindy Crawford photo credit unknown  /  Image from the book 'Alaia- Azzedine Alaia in the 21st Century,' the accompanying exhibit book for the Alaia exhibit at the Groninger Museum.

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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