Cathy Horyn of The New York Times takes on a journey into the life of Azzedine Alaia - the ever-so-successful fashion designer. Horyn paints a picture of a man who designs simply for the love of fashion. There is no rush to show in the major fashion shows…Only a love for the craft and a desire to produce pieces that are of the utmost quality.
“It should be clear that Alaia offers an antidote to what troubles a lot of us about the fashion industry at the moment. That’s why people are drawn to him. He is not in a hurry. He has taken the time to learn the techniques, and he insists on controlling every aspect of the creative process. By his example he says that anyone can do this…”
To be called a true fashion designer is to not conform to industry “standards” and protocol. A designer designs pieces - not copies them - and has a passion for his/her work. When you truly love your work, it shows…and Azzedine Alaia loves his work.
Pictured here is Victoria Beckham in an Alaia dress...