Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Alaia Does Tati

One of my favorite new finds for RARE vintage...

Can any girl or woman resist a small, Tunisian man in Chinese pajamas?  It is impossible. We are helpless when it comes to his charm, his allure, his sexiness.  Especially when that charm, that allure, that sexiness belongs to the great fashion designer Azzedine Alaia.  So when I was shown this circa 1991 red gingham check Alaia dress, I was completely, totally helpless.  Out came my RARE vintage check book and in came this dress.  

In 1991, Alaia was inspired by the "10-for-1 chic" of the Parisian discount store, Tati, and its gingham striped awning.  Here is Kylie Minogue back in the day in Alaia's Tati print bra, gloves and cap:


Dress is in a rare size Large.  So often vintage Alaia is Extra Small and it was a nice discovery that this dress designed to showcase the body, is a little more welcoming to someone with a little body to go with the dress.


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