azzedine alaia

1980s Early Azzedine Alaia Dress & Jacket Purple Set

In some of his earlier collections Azzedine did show more color and this is a great example of that. Both pieces are made from a fine and slinky knit with a polished sheen finish that has been dyed the perfect shade of purple. The inner dress is a simple affair that follows the curve of your body but has a more skimming clinginess rather then his later body hugging bandage knits. It has a high neck and no sleeves. I love the cut of the shoulder - its set slightly wide and gives a nod to what was then the range - the exaggerated shoulder. Over this is a long matching cardigan that follows the lines of the dress underneath. It closes low at the front and the seaming is predictive of what would go on to become a signature. Love the snap closure down the neck of the dress and how the buttons that close the cardigan mimic these. Excellent condition

Both pieces are unlined and slip on. The dress has snaps to close down the neck and the cardigan has a low set series of buttons and has lightly padded shoulders. The cardigan is tagged a vintage Alaia small and the dress a medium

Bust: 14-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11-13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 15.5-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 37.5" from neck to hem

Sleeves: 22.5"
Dropped shoulders: 17"
Bust: 17-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 35.5" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2331

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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