Couture designer, Azzedine Alaia, passed away on Saturday, November 18th at 82 years old. The cause of death was a heart attack as reported by The New York Times.
Alaia was knows as the “King Of Cling” for his unparalleled ability to create garments that hugged women’s bodies perfectly, resulting in always flattering silhouettes. Alaia’s designs were first popularized in the 1980’s but were updated and re-popularized in more recent decades as he dressed women like Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga.
Ralph Toledano, head of the French Haute Couture Federation, said the designer was “an exceptional friend and marvelous person. An architect for the body, a man for femininity, Azzedine Alaia is undeniably the inventor of an important kind of style.”
Celebrities are mourning Azzedine Alaia on social media and reflecting on the time they spent with him.
As the fashion industry mourns the loss of an icon, Alaia’s memory will continue to live on. We send his family and friends our deepest condolences.