Alaïa. He’s back at the couture shows after 8 years. It has been 8 years of building anticipation. The man— who understands impeccable tailoring, design restraint and clear focus, while still creating something that is fresh and enticing. The quiet artist with a near cult like following. Okay, perhaps not cult like— after all there is nothing creepy about this collection.
The Azzedine Alaïa Fall 2011 Couture Collection lived up to the hype. The pieces were sculptural and sumptuous. And each piece spoke volumes without screaming. It is no wonder that the applause at the end went on and on and on….
In fact, I am going to let it speak for itself:
What do you think? And speaking of- how do you feel about the Couture Collections?
(All images via Style.com, photos courtesy of Azzedine Alaïa)