PARIS, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Tunisian-born model fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, who dressed stars from Greta Garbo to Grace Jones and Lady Gaga, died in Paris on the age of 77, the French Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion mentioned on Saturday.
The fashion designer was once a celebrity of the Paris model international within the 1980s and 1990s, when fashions Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell strode down the catwalks in his trademark figure-hugging designs.
Dubbed the “King of Cling,” his clothes have been worn by means of former U.S. first girl Michele Obama, pop singer Madonna and French actress Marion Cotillard.
Born right into a farming circle of relatives in Tunis in 1940, Alaia – who all the time wore black – began out in French model properties Christian Dior, Guy Laroche and Thierry Mugler however after putting in his personal company he hardly ever took phase within the Paris Fashion Weeks.
“A small man but huge in the world of fashion,” French type Inès de l. a. Fressange wrote on Twitter.
UNESCO director-general Audrey Azoulay, a former French tradition minister, mentioned Alaia was once a “genius weaving links between fashion, architecture and sculpture, creating dresses to highlight women’s bodies.”
(Reporting by means of Elizabeth Pineau and Geert De Clercq; Editing by means of Janet Lawrence)