Fashion is mourning the loss of yet another great designer. French-Tunisian couturier Azzedine Alaïa has died in Paris at age 77 due to heart failure, reports WWD.
Azzedine's success grew exponentially in the '80s, when he became known for creating pieces that fit like a glove. His tailoring was highly admired by his peers in fashion, as well as his shoes, which have easily gained a loyal and global following.
Prior to building his own brand, Azzedine Alaïa briefly worked as a tailor in Christian Dior, followed by seasons-long stints at Guy Laroche and Thierry Mugler. The Alaïa atelier was born in the late '70s. Some of his most loyal clients were Madonna, Tina Turner, Grace Jones, Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga. He was known to be incredibly close to Naomi Campbell and 10 Corso Como Milan's founder Carla Sozzani.
According to WWD's interview with Carla, the two were still able to attend an exhibition just a few weeks ago.