azzedine alaia

F/W 1990 Azzedine Alaia Fitted Knit Dress w Wide Neck Detail

A version of this dress in white was showcased in a 1990 Vogue editorial. The white version was photographed on Christy Turlington and is a version of this dress with the same neckline but a fuller skirt and no sleeves.

From the Fall/Winter 1990 collection this little black dress is made from his signature stretch 'bandage' knit. This fabric molded to the body like a second skin and the combination of that type of fabric and the seaming that Alaia builds into his dresses was done to exaggerate curves and be flattering on. Each of his dresses are genius in their cut and design and the earlier dresses really showcase the progression and early hallmarks of what was to become a signature throughout his label's history. The neckline of the dress is scooped low and is cut very wide and low across the chest as you can see in the reference photo. It is fitted to the body from shoulder to hem and cut to follow every curve. The seaming on the dress further exaggerates the curves and the seams are set to add to the feel of that hourglass shape. At the back, the seaming curves up and around to follow the line of the buttocks. Each sleeve is cut lean and long and the dress is sexy as hell once on. Excellent condition.

The dress is unlined and slips on to wear. Tagged a vintage Alaia medium. The knit will stretch a bit and allow for a range of sizes - I have given the range from laying flat and stretching out to its comfortable max - you might be able to squeeze a touch more if needed

Sleeves: 23"
Dropped shoulders: 16"
Bust: 16-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 31" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# DD1694

Reference photos: (1) F/W 1990 Azzedine Alaia Collection, Look 74.  /  (2) Christy Turlington for Vogue, 1990, photoed by Hans Feurer.  /  (3-4) Elisabeth Moss in this dress on the TIFF 2018 Red Carpet.

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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