Azzedine Alaïa, known for pioneering designs and for ‘Clueless,’ dies at 82

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“This is an Alaïa!”

The image of Cher refusing to lay on the ground when getting robbed at gunpoint in Clueless because of her designer dress is a lasting one. 

R.I.P. Azzedine Alaia 🖤 pic.twitter.com/QHNTVjOVq8

— Ira Madison III (@ira) November 18, 2017

The designer behind her red dress was equally iconic. Azzedine Alaïa died at 82 on Saturday. 

Alaïa was known for his independent spirit and as a pioneer of form-fitting, figure-defining fashion. Basically, he pioneered bodycon. 

“He used leather and knits to shape and support the body, transforming it into the best version of itself,” the New York Times wrote in his obituary.  Read more…

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