Give a frock Friday

Stephanie Seymour wearing an Azzedine Alaia original photographed by Gilles Bensimon for Flaunt magazine, June 2010.

The magazine featured a rare interview with the famed Tunisian born designer. Here is a taste of what writer Long Nguyen talked about with Monsieur Alaia.

“What was fashion like then?
It was the end of the hippy era. The 1980s were about unisex and power dressing with very large clothes. But for me, I did a completely different silhouette—it was skinny and close to the body.
You’ve kept this silhouette until today?
Yes, because fashion for me is a concentration on and a study of the body. It was the influence of my study of sculpture. There are silhouettes I developed that I keep, but every time there is a new proportion, a new material, and I change the sleeves, the armholes. Even if you don’t perceive something different, it is not the same dress or jacket. It’s in the materials.”

Alaia has always been my first love where haute couture is concerned. I wrote about him back in 2009 where I talked about my Alaia inspired design I had made for my high school graduation formal, which you can read about here.

We are having an internet-free zone here at my house this weekend. In the past we have found these to be such a wonderful way to disconnect from the ethernet and reconnect with each other. It feels quite strange to not be able to just “Google it” when I need information, but it doesn’t take too long for those feeling to evolve and in the end it is liberating.

Have a great weekend,


Source: You can read the full interview at

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2 thoughts on “Give a frock Friday

  1. Thank you Lisa, yes I agree Alaia does get under your skin – and he stays there! By the way, I had a very productive weekend with no internet – I baked cookies with my girls, cleaned the house, finished reading a book, it was great! 😉

  2. I so enjoyed this post and your old one. Some of Alaia's designs have really gotten under my skin and I just added to my wish list the Groninger Museum's book on his design.

    Have a wonderful internet free weekend 😉

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