An Azzedine Alaïa Blazer Jacket in Leather Circa 1985-1990
Beautiful Blazer Jacket in flexible brown leather from Azzedine Alaïa, iconic piece of Collection, dating from the 1980s. Typical of the master's cut work, this jacket has several leather inserts with double stitching enhancing the female silhouette. V-shaped cut in the back matching the raglan sleeves without shoulder pads and slanted tabs on the hips ending in a box pleat at the back. In front, large collar with pointed lapel and crossed jacket with double buttons closures. Three zippered pockets. Matching lining in shiny brown acetate. White and black woven label indicating Alaïa Paris Size 38, 100% Leather. Very light patina of a leather which is vintage, but without significant scratches. Probably requires an appropriate polish to give it the shine of new. Very good condition of color and conservation.
Dimensions: Equivalent French Size 36 or Small French 38. Height 79 cm Shoulders 42 cm Sleeves 60 cm Collar 24 cm Chest 90 cm Waist 63 cm Hips 90 cm
Azzedine Alaïa, born February 26, 1935 in Tunis and died November 18, 2017 in Paris, is a French-Tunisian fashion designer and couturier. He started sewing during his youth in Tunis and studied sculpture. He arrived in Paris at the end of the 1950s. He was enormously successful during the 1980s. He created his eponymous brand in 1981 and stood out with skin-tight dresses that appealed to both the specialized press and the stars of the time. Close to Tina Turner and Naomi Campbell, he became a fashion designer for star. In 1985, he twice won a fashion Oscar. Known worldwide for his creations, he won the American market by opening two boutiques in New York and Beverly Hills in 1988. Azzedine Alaïa has counted many muses during his career (Grace Jones and Farida Khelfa). More behind in the 1990s, his brand was bought by Prada in the early 2000s.