Azzedine Alaïa’s legacy is unbreakable—his patience for his practice and his complete understanding of the female form set a new, untouchable standard that will forever impact and challenge the world of womenswear. Throughout his career, Alaïa remained staunchly independent and enigmatic, ignoring the schedules and institutions of the fashion industry, and focusing purely on improving his craft at his own pace. Alaïa was a true master of the female shape at every stage and plane of life—physically, emotionally, and intellectually. From his legendary bandage dresses to his baby-bump-hugging anti-maternity maternity gowns, Alaïa’s designs accentuate and celebrate a woman’s journey through time, making themselves ephemeral manifestations of life itself.

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