PARIS, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Tunisian-born type dressmaker 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 stated on Saturday.
The dressmaker was once a celebrity of the Paris type global 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 had been worn through former U.S. first woman 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 type homes 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 style Inès de l. a. Fressange wrote on Twitter.
UNESCO director-general Audrey Azoulay, a former French tradition minister, stated Alaia was once a “genius weaving links between fashion, architecture and sculpture, creating dresses to highlight women’s bodies.”
(Reporting through Elizabeth Pineau and Geert De Clercq; Editing through Janet Lawrence)