Iconic black and white patterned knit dress from Azzedine Alaia's 1992 Spring collection. In the 1980's when most of the fashion world was embracing sharp shouldered power dressing and baggy androgyny, Alaïa introduced the world to the 'body' and to his own skin tight dresses. Truly a showcase for the perfect human form, his bodycon look sat alongside the more masculine power suits of the decade. As Suzy Menkes said, "If there were any justice in this fashion world, Azzedine Alaïa would be a worldwide household name, instead of a cult hero. He defined the way an entire generation dresses and become the fashion revolution of the last decade." This stunning hourglass dress is a perfect example of his genius. The couture stretch knit is designed to flatter every curve. I adore the seductive neckline plunges across the bust and cold shoulder cut-out design! As the great Alaia once stated, "When I see beautiful clothes, I want to keep them, preserve them; clothes, like architecture and art, reflect an era."
Measurements (varied due to stretch)
Total Length:34 inches
This vintage Alaia designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips,stains or holes. Garment closes with a hidden set zipper up the back. Tagged a vintage Alaia medium. A wearable investment piece that will continue to increase in value.