Amazing Alaïa: Looking Back at Azzedine Alaïa's Greatest Hits
Last week, Azzedine Alaïa debuted his fall collection at his Rue de Moussy headquarters, nearly a month after Paris Fashion Week had wrapped. As the fashion calendar continues to shift (Public School just announced it will deviate from the traditional schedule, joining other trailblazers like Vetements) we'll likely see more designers following their own timelines. Alaïa changed the date “in order to create a more semi-couture collection, where the finishings and craftsmanship of his work can be seen and purchased in a more intimate environment,” according to statement from the label. Of course, Alaïa has always moved to his own beat. Here, a look back on the singular designer and his work in W.