1996 Azzedine Alaia White Nude-Illusion Knit Hourglass Floor Length Gown

$2,500.00USD

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1996 Azzedine Alaia White Nude-Illusion Knit Hourglass Floor Length Gown

$2,500.00 USD

ID: 0529212

Size: small

Condition: Excellent

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Iconic white patterned knit floor-length documented gown from Azzedine Alaia's 1996 Spring/Summer 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. It is made from ribbed and patterned knit in a beautiful ivory-white color. This knit lies over a nude colored inner sheath so it gives the illusion that you are naked underneath. This inner lining is a stretch knit that hugs and molds to your body to help create smooth lines. As with all Azzedine Alaia pieces, this dress is cut to hug and highlight your every curve. The sleeveless bodice has a seductive scooped plunge which creates great cleavage. The mermaid style hem finishes the dress off with a perfect femme fatale vibe. Such a flattering summer look for any event; would even be divine as a bridal moment. The pictures say it all.
Measurements
Marked- Small
(varied due to stretch)
Bust: 34-36 inches
Waist: 26-28 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches
Total Length: 65 inches

This 1996 Alaia designer gown is in excellent condition with no noticeable rips, stains or holes. Garment closes with a hidden zipper up center back. Only sign of wear is some dirt marks near the bottom hem lining. Tagged a vintage Alaia small. A wearable investment piece that will continue to increase in value.