Saturday, April 23, 2011

And Because Spring is Never Coming to New York

A cozy, sexy, body conscious dress from Azzedine Alaia.  Just goes to show you do not have to be bare to be sexy.  

This is a very early Alaia piece from circa 1981.

'Alaia's first collection was presented in his apartment on Rue de Bellechasse - he made no concessions, with no invitations and no music.  People fought over kitchen stools; the bathroom doubled as the make up room.  All of fashionable Paris wanted to be there.' from Francois Baudot's Alaia

Alaia is a well known collector of vintage haute couture and perhaps he was inspired by Schiaparelli who used brightly colored zippers as a design element.

Dress is in a wool jersey.  So many times, the dresses we have at RARE vintage tend to be on the smaller side but I am happy to say that is not teeny tiny but a size 6/8.

Amazing piece for a collector too!

Circa 1981 Alaia wool jersey zipper dress.  Size 6/8.


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