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Spring 1991 Alaia "Tati" Museum Held Crop Top & Leggings

Inspired by the "10-for-1 chic" of the Parisian discount store, Tati, and its gingham striped awning the fall 1991 collection has become one of Alaia's most iconic and coveted for that instantly recognizable print. Shown in red on the runway version of it were photoed endlessly that season. The entire collection has been well documented, both then and over the years since and was featured in all of the major fashion magazines as the collection of the season. Versions of this piece were featured prominently both in the Alaia exhibit at the Groninger Museum and accompanying book 'Alaia- Azzedine Alaia in the 21st Century,'.

Both pieces are made from Alaia's signature "bandage" knit fabric that is is meant to fit and hug you like a glove. The top is a simple tee style but done in his knit and cropped to just under the bust. The leggings fit like a glove and have his signature looped and defined waist. Banding finishes the cuffs, sleeves and neckline as well. It is very sexy and you can of course break up the set and wear each piece with something else for a variety of styling possibilities. Very rare and collectible.

Both pieces slip on to wear and are unlined. Made from his signature 'bandage" fabric so have stretch. There is perhaps the very slightest of greying to the white of the banding on the pants but from what I have seen from these this fabric did this as soon as it was cleaned and worn, some tiny dots of spots here and there but get lost in the pattern. Please super-size the photos to view. The top is tagged a vintage Alaia medium  and the leggings a small

Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 17-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5 - 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 14" from neck to hem

Waist: 13-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 36.5" from waist to hem
Inseam: 27"

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2337

Reference Photos: Runway photo:  /  Yasmeen Ghauri in Azzedine Alaïa Ensemble from the Tati Collection, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue, 1991  /  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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