Azzedine Alaïa is a designer and a great French-Tunisian couturier, installed in France. In the midst of revival of fashion at the dawn of the 1980s, he finally decided to create the brand Azzedine Alaïa. Friend of the most famous supermodels including Naomi Campbell and Stephanie Seymour, he quickly noticed and “revered” by the fashion magazines for her usually sexy creations. He made known more widely by the public in ten years. By the mid-1990s, it is less present on the stage of world fashion, the press showing critical then absent. In the 2000s, when the big fashion brands are bought by luxury groups, Azzedine Alaïa partners for several years with the Italian brand Prada, to then bind to Richemont seven years later. After several retrospectives in several museums of the world, he enters the strict high fashion in 2011.
Little wordy and rarely responding to interviews, he knows for decades fly patterns successfully and independently, without ever worrying about tempo requirements or trends related to this field. Azzedine Alaïa has become in half a century, without advertising or promotion for his clothes he usually present privately, internationally recognized for his sculptural dresses.