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Alaia Vintage Black Leather Corset Belt
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Nice, FR
ALAIA vintage black high-waist leather belt featuring a back corset style design with several strips lacing and stud details on the sides. Bronze toned hardware. Marked ALAIA PARIS...
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20th Century Belts

Azzedine Alaia Leather Cutout Mini Skirt & Bra Bralette Crop Top 2 Piece Set
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Fort Myers, FL
Azzedine Alaia Leather Cutout Mini Skirt & Bra Bralette Crop Top 2 Piece Set Skirt is from the Fall 1983 collection. Please note size tag is missing - size is estimated by measureme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Azzedine Alaia Black Leather Cutout Top
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Fort Myers, FL
Azzedine Alaia Sexy Cutout Leather Top Black Alaïa leather top with tonal stitching throughout, cap sleeves, plunging neckline and hook-and-eye closures at back. All Eyes on Alaïa ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shirts

Azzedine Alaïa Lace-Up Leather Sandals
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Alaïa grecian-inspired sandals have been made in Italy from taupe leather with woven cutouts and a dramatic lace-up front. Heel measures approximately 110 mm/ 4.5 inches. Taupe lea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Heels

Azzedine Alaïa Laser-Cut Leather Sandals
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Neutral-hued sandals are supremely versatile. This pair by Alaïa is crafted in Italy using the label's signature laser-cutting technique. Heel measures approximately 115mm/ 4.5 inche...
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21st Century and Contemporary Heels

AZZEDINE ALAIA brown sleek leather belt
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Size 70. Fits a 25-28" waist. Hidden hardware. Made in France. Excellent/very good condition.
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1980s Belts

Azzedine Alaia Grey Suede Leather Belt
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Paris, FR
Alaïa grey suede leather belt featuring center front silver-tone buckle fastening and an internal logo stamp. Circa 1990s. In excellent vintage condition. Made in France. Label size ...
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1990s Belts

Azzedine Alaïa Metallic Croc Effect Leather Sandals
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
These Alaïa sandals have been made in Italy from metallic croc-effect leather, they have a striking crossover strappy profile and are set on a stiletto heels. Heel measures approxima...
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21st Century and Contemporary Heels

Azzedine Alaia black leather fringed corset belt
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Azzedine Alaia black leather wide corset belt with laser cut fringed trim
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1990s Corsets

Azzedine Alaia Wrap Leather Cutout Black Top
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Fort Myers, FL
Sexy Alaïa black leather wrap top with belted waist. All Eyes on Alaïa For the last half-century, the world’s most fashionable and adventuresome women have turned to Azzedine Alaïa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shirts

Azzedine Alaïa Laser-Cut Leather Clutch Bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
This intricately designed clutch is perfect for a night out. Featuring a neutral pallete of warm grey and white, this laser cut clutch was created to mimic broderie anglaise. The int...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Azzedine Alaia Quilted Black Leather Wide Belt
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Francisco, CA
Azzedine Alaia black quilted leather belt with silver tone hardware and double buckle. Made in Italy. Size 85 (XL.) Fits waist 34" to 36". Excellent condition, very faint round im...
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2010s Belts

Azzedine Alaïa Bronze Leather Floral Applique Belt
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Geneva, CH
Very elegant belt of the house Azzedine Alaïa crafted in a bronze color leather garnished with a multitude of flowers in the same material and tones. Material: leather Color: bronze...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belts

Azzedine Alaia midnight blue leather corset belt, 1990s
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Midnight-blue leather corset belt from Alaia dating to the 1990's. French size 85, which best fits a 30-33" waist. Color is a deep blue-purple with brass hardware. Approximate measur...
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1990s Belts

Azzedine Alaïa Laser-cut Black Leather Waist Belt
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Geneva, CH
This pre-owned waist belt from Azzedine Alaïa is made with care in a luxurious black leather with laser cut detail. Lined in soft leather, for optimal comfort. With its thin loop str...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belts

Azzedine Alaia F/W 1983 Vintage Leather Cutout Wrap Top
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Fort Myers, FL
Azzedine Alaia F/W 1983 Vintage Leather Cutout Wrap Top FR 40 Azzedine Alaia vintage leather wrap bra top featuring wraparound design, belted at the waist for an adjustable fit. Al...
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1990s Shirts

AZZEDINE ALAIA black leather skirt with pleated hemline
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Jet-black, butter-soft leather skirt with beautiful contours and pleated hemline by Azzedine Alaia. Very clever double zipper entry follows the line of the body. Labeled a French siz...
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2010s A-Line Skirts

Azzedine Alaia F/W 1983 Iconic Vintage Leather Cutout Mini Skirt
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Fort Myers, FL
Azzedine Alaia F/W 1983 Vintage Leather Cutout Mini Skirt Size S Please note size tag is missing - size is estimated by measurements. Approximate Measurements - please note the buc...
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1990s Skirts

Azzedine Alaia dark brown leather corset belt, early 1990s
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Rich dark brown leather corset belt designed by Azzedine Alaia dating to the 1980'. Labeled a French Size 65 which fits a size 23-25" waist. Made in France. Excellent condition.
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Late 20th Century Belts

Azzedine Alaia black laser-cut leather corset bra, fw 1994
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Azzedine Alaia black leather corseted bra with laser-cut jagged edge, built-in padded bra, adjustable size with lace up fastening and side zip closure. Fall-Winter 1994
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1990s Corsets

Azzedine Alaia black leather fringed lace up bra, fw 1994
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Azzedine Alaia; Black leather fringed bra with yellow leather backing, lace up fastening, built in padded bra and side zip closure Fall-Winter 1994
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1990s Bras

Azzedine Alaia black laser cut leather fringed jacket, ss 1988
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Azzedine Alaia; black laser cut leather jacket fringed with silk ribbon. Spring-Summer 1988
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1980s Jackets

1990 AZZEDINE ALAIA black leather runway belt with cowrie shells
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare black leather belt with cowrie seashells and silver hardware from Azzedine Alaia dating to spring of 1990 exactly as seen on the runway. Labeled a french size 70, which bes...
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1990s Belts

1991 AZZEDINE ALAIA leopard pony fur and leather corset belt
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare, leopard-print, pony fur and brown leather corset belt from Azzedine Alaia dating to 1991. Labeled a French size 70. Belt measures just under 4" wide by 29.75" end to end. ...
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1990s Belts

Azzedine Alaïa Shearling-Lined Lace-Up Leather Platform Ankle Boots
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Alaïa's ankle boots are perfectly in tune with the season's utilitarian mood. Made in Italy from smooth grey leather, this almond-toe pair is set on a towering 135 mm heel tempered b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Boots

1990's AZZEDINE ALAIA darkest green leather belt with brass hardware
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Darkest green leather belt with brass hardware designed by Azzedine Alaia dating to the 1990's. French size 70. Holes fall at approximately: 26", 27" and 28". Width is approximately...
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1990s Belts

Azzedine Alaia black leather and crochet pointed heels, ca. 1985-1988
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Pancaldi for Azzedine Alaia ca. 1985-1988
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1980s Shoes

1980's AZZEDINE ALAIA woven purple leather heels with ankle straps - new
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Purple, woven leather heels with ankle straps designed by Azzedine Alaia dating to the 1980's. French size 41. Insoles measure approximately: 10.75" long by 3.33" wide with 4" heels....
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1980s Shoes

1990 AZZEDINE ALAIA olive green leather runway belt with cowrie shells
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare olive green leather belt with cowrie seashells and brass hardware from Azzedine Alaia dating to spring of 1990 exactly as seen on the runway. Labeled a french size 70, whic...
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1990s Belts

Azzedine Alaia S/S 1991 Runway Iconic Vintage Python Leather Black Bra Bralette
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Fort Myers, FL
Azzedine Alaia S/S 1991 Runway Iconic Vintage Python Leather Black Bra Bralette Please note size tag is missing.
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1990s Bustiers

1991 AZZEDINE ALAIA black leather jacket with shawl collar & frog closure
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Jet black butter soft leather jacket with shawl collar and frog closure designed by Azzedine Alaia dating to fall of 1991. Fits shorter in the front than the back. Labeled a FR 36. A...
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1990s Cropped Jackets

Azzedine Alaia Vintage Multi Strings Leather Belt with Silver Toned Buckle
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Nice, FR
AZZEDINE ALAIA 1980s rare multri strings brown leather belt featuring a massive silver toned buckle. Marked VACHER pour ALAIA. Made in France. Indicated size : 75. BELT CONDITION ...
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20th Century Belts

1980's VACHER for AZZEDINE ALAIA black patent leather belt with zipper detail
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Jet-black, patent leather belt with zipper detail designed by Azzedine Alaia for Vacher dating to the 1980's. French size 70, which best fits a 25-28.5" waist. Approximate measuremen...
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1980s Belts

Film Documented F/W 1984/85 AZZEDINE ALAÏA PARIS Black Smooth Leather Waist Belt
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Munich, DE
"My obsession is to make women beautiful. When you create with that in mind, things can't go out of fashion." Azzedine Alaïa It is always a pleasure to be able to document a piece ...
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1980s Belts

1988 AZZEDINE ALAIA blue-green leather runway belt with gunmetal pyramid studs
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare blue-green leather belt with gunmetal pyramid studs from Azzedine Alaia as seen on the fall 1988 runway. Belt is labeled a French 65 and ideally fits a 23-24.5" waist. Smal...
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Late 20th Century Belts

1988 AZZEDINE ALAIA red and purple leather runway belt with brass pyramid studs
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare, red and purple leather belt with brass toned pyramid studs designed by Azzedine Alaia as seen on the fall 1988 runway. Belt is labeled a French 65 and ideally fits a 23-25...
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1980s Belts

1988 AZZEDINE ALAIA red and purple leather runway belt with brass pyramid studs
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Unique red and purple leather belt with brass pyramid studs from Azzedine Alaia as seen on the fall 1988 runway. Best is labeled a French size 65. Width is 2.25" and holes fall at 24...
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1980s Belts

Alaia Leather Skirt Suit
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Geneva, CH
One of Alaïa’s late 80's - early 90's piece in burgundy lambskin leather. Two piece suit with a long tailored draped jacket with relaxed shoulders. Wrapped trench coat belted detail ...
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Late 20th Century Skirt Suits

Alaia Beige Leather Waist Belt
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Alaia Beige Leather Waist Belt - Beige Waist Belt - Rectangular cut-out design - Cream stitching throughout - Buckle fastening closure at front - 3 perforated holes - Silver-ton...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belts

Alaia Paris leather black bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Carnate, IT
Alaia Paris bag. Leather black leather. Pink interior. Silver hardware. Zip closure. Inside of the bag you can find a small mirror as accessory. Bag corners show some use of sign. M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Alaia Paris leather black bag
  • Alaia Paris leather black bag
  • Alaia Paris leather black bag
  • Alaia Paris leather black bag
H 8.27 in. W 15.36 in. D 5.52 in.
Alaïa 1980's Red Leather Skirt Suit
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Alaia 1980's Red Leather Skirt Suit with 2 front zip pockets and back inverted pleating. Skirt has a size zip and snap closure with a back vent. Skirt is also fully lined and contain...
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1980s Skirt Suits

Vintage ALAIA black leather knee boot
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage ALAIA black leather knee boot. Size 39. In great condition Heel height: 4 inch Height of the boots 11.5 inch
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoes

Alaïa Pouch In Pink Beige Leather
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Paris, FR
Alaïa pouch in pink beige leather. Inscription "ALAÏA Paris" on the front of the cover. Powdered pink leather interior also. In very good condition. Dimensions: W 29x H 19 cm Deliver...
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2010s Pouches and Wristlets

Alaia Gray Leather Belt W/ Gold Accents
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Alaia Gray Leather Belt W/ Gold Accents. From 1980s in excellent condition. New with Tag Measurements: Longest length - 29.8 inches Shortest length - 28 inches Width - 2.5 inches
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1980s Belts

Alaïa Fringed Leather Skirt Belt, Circa 2001
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Geneva, CH
Designed to be worn on the waist, iconic Alaïa white leather fringed belt. Serena Williams was wearing a snakeskin version for Glamour Magazine, July 2016 (see picture 3). Size 70. ...
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Late 20th Century Belts

  • Alaïa Fringed Leather Skirt Belt, Circa 2001
  • Alaïa Fringed Leather Skirt Belt, Circa 2001
  • Alaïa Fringed Leather Skirt Belt, Circa 2001
  • Alaïa Fringed Leather Skirt Belt, Circa 2001
Size: 70 (US 0) but runs a bit big
Alaia Black Leather Short Bolero Jacket 1980s
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Azzedine Alaia vintage 80s soft leather bolero. Short iconic jacket with shoulder straps and batwing sleeves. Felt closure, made in Paris. Fits like S/M, excellent vintage condition....
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1980s Bolero Jackets

  • Alaia Black Leather Short Bolero Jacket 1980s
  • Alaia Black Leather Short Bolero Jacket 1980s
  • Alaia Black Leather Short Bolero Jacket 1980s
  • Alaia Black Leather Short Bolero Jacket 1980s
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ALAIA black leather TRENCH COAT Jacket 38
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Zürich, CH
Alaia trench coat in black lambskin. With wide notch colar, belt loops at the waist, two flap pockets on the front sides, box pleat on the back, and woven seams. Closes with flat let...
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21st Century and Contemporary Trench Coats

ALAIA Perforated Bag in Smooth Gold Leather
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Paris, FR
Very nice item. Alaia handbag, perforated, in smooth gold leather. It has a soft leather pouch that closes like a purse. Worn on the shoulder or like a handbag dimensions : length ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • ALAIA Perforated Bag in Smooth Gold Leather
  • ALAIA Perforated Bag in Smooth Gold Leather
  • ALAIA Perforated Bag in Smooth Gold Leather
  • ALAIA Perforated Bag in Smooth Gold Leather
H 10.04 in. D 8.27 in. L 17.52 in.
Alaia 1994 black leather bra with fringing
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Alaia 1994 black leather bra with fringing, lace fastening, zip closure and built in padded bra Refence: Stephanie Seymour (wearing the same bra) and Azzedine Alaia Photographed by ...
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1990s Bras

  • Alaia 1994 black leather bra with fringing
  • Alaia 1994 black leather bra with fringing
  • Alaia 1994 black leather bra with fringing
  • Alaia 1994 black leather bra with fringing
Size: Approx. Modern day Fr 38
Alaia black leather riding boots, size 37.5
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Alaia black leather riding boots, size 37.5, round toe, zip fastening, short heel and center slits at the rear. US 7 - UK 4.5
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2010s Boots

1990 Alaia Black Lamb Leather Corset Belt
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Paris, FR
Azzedine Alaïa black soft lamb leather wide corset belt featuring center front pleats, a center back buckle, and an internal logo label. Circa 1990. We attached some photos with the ...
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1990s Belts

Alaia Black Leather Mina 32 Shoulder Bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Alaia Black Leather Mina 32 Shoulder Bag Dimensions (cm): L 32 x H 24 x D 17 Can be held by hand or worn as a shoulder bag. Hardware galvanized in silver, Includes detachable pouch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Alaia Black Leather Mina 32 Shoulder Bag
  • Alaia Black Leather Mina 32 Shoulder Bag
  • Alaia Black Leather Mina 32 Shoulder Bag
  • Alaia Black Leather Mina 32 Shoulder Bag
H 9.45 in. D 6.7 in. L 12.6 in.
Alaia Red & Purple Leather Belt with Studs
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Azzedine Alaia red and purple leather tab waist belt with brass-toned square metal studs and double loop closure. Excellent Vintage Condition. Size 65
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Late 20th Century Belts

ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Beige Grained Leather
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Paris, FR
Alaïa Large tote bag in beige grained leather. The interior is in leather with 3 pockets including: one zipped, one that closes with a zip and the other with a pressure. Worn by han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Beige Grained Leather
  • ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Beige Grained Leather
  • ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Beige Grained Leather
  • ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Beige Grained Leather
H 14.97 in. D 5.52 in. L 15.36 in.
ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Black Patent Leather
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Paris, FR
Alaïa Large tote bag in black patent leather. The hardware is in silver metal. Worn by hand or arm with two handles that each measure 46 cm. The interior is in leather with three po...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Black Patent Leather
  • ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Black Patent Leather
  • ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Black Patent Leather
  • ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Black Patent Leather
H 13.78 in. D 5.52 in. L 14.57 in.
Alaia Grey Laser Cut Leather Mina Vienne Tote
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Stunning like no other, this Mina tote by Alaia is sure to set hearts racing! The grey creation is crafted from leather and features impressive cutouts adorning the exterior. It has ...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Alaia Grey Laser Cut Leather Mina Vienne Tote
  • Alaia Grey Laser Cut Leather Mina Vienne Tote
  • Alaia Grey Laser Cut Leather Mina Vienne Tote
  • Alaia Grey Laser Cut Leather Mina Vienne Tote
H 11.82 in. W 7.09 in. L 14.18 in.
ALAIA black leather MINA 32 LASER CUT Tote Bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Alaïa's Mina 32 tote bag has been crafted in Italy from smooth black leather that's laser-cut with the Maison's intricate 'Vienne Circulaire' pattern. Opens with a sna...
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2010s Tote Bags

ALAIA white leather STUDDED VIENNE MINI Tote Shoulder Bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Alaïa Vienne studded mini tote bag in white calfskin featuring silver-tone metal studs. Lined in tan leather with one zip pocket against the back and one against the f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

ALAIA black suede & leather Flat Slide Sandals Shoes 38
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Alaïa embellished slide flats in black suede and leather. Brand new. Come with dust bag. Imprinted Size 38 Shoe Size 38 Inside Sole 24cm (9.4in) Width 7.5cm (2.9in) ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoes

Alaia Black Embossed Leather Clutch Bag Handbag with Studs
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Rome, Rome
Alaia black embossed leather clutch bag. The bag is embellished with silver metal studs. Flap closure with magnetic closure. Leather lining. 1 side open pocket and D-ring inside. 'Al...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

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Azzedine Alaia Leather For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary piece of azzedine alaia leather for your needs in our varied inventory. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Brown, Beige, Gray and more in stock now. If you’re looking for an item from our selection of azzedine alaia leather from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much is a Azzedine Alaia Leather?

The price for a piece of azzedine alaia leather starts at $170 and tops out at $10,315, and on average, selling for $900.

Azzedine Alaïa Biography and Important Works

Master Couturier, King of Cling: legendary fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa (1935–2017) is known by many names, each referring to his unparalleled ability to mold fabric onto the female form in unexpected and radical ways. The Tunisian-born designer spent his entire life in relentless pursuit of a wholly distinctive and most-flattering fit.

“For me, fashion is the body,” said Alaïa. “I make clothes; women make fashion.”

Alaïa is credited with inventing the supermodel through his exclusive fashion shows, the body-con dress — which, quite literally, hugs the body and emphasizes and embraces every curve — and pioneering what industry professionals have taken to calling “slow fashion.” The designer openly rejected empty, of-the-moment fads as well as the structure of biannual seasons and instead took his time, unhurried by press and releasing collections at his own pace. Most importantly, Alaïa was a visionary when it came to traditional notions of femininity and sexuality. At a time when loose, soft silhouettes were the norm, Alaïa’s sexy, waist-cinching hourglass and body-con outfits were shocking.

Alaïa’s “body-conscious clothes,” wrote fashion critic Suzy Menkes, “seemed a deliberate challenge — throwing down a sexist gauntlet in a feminist world.”

While powerful women such as Madonna, Michelle Obama, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington wear Alaïa’s creations today, his origins were remarkably humble.

Born to a farming family, Alaïa always had a creative streak. As a young boy, he would flip through women’s fashion magazines and quickly became interested in the design of women's clothing. He went on to study sculpture at the School of Fine Arts in Tunis and later worked as a tailor for a dressmaker before he found work creating garments based on Parisian haute couture designs. The combination of his classical training in sculpture and practical experience as a tailor convinced Alaïa that fashion was his calling. In 1957, he moved to Paris and worked for Christian Dior for less than a week before being fired. From there, Alaïa secured a job with Guy Laroche and opened his own maison in the 1970s.

At his core, Alaïa was a couturier who cut and sewed his samples himself. He also experimented with zips, seams, unexpected materials, textures, animal prints and floral patterns like an artist. Today, Alaïa’s clothes look untouched by the passage of time and the various trends that have materialized since their debut; they are as fresh, stylish and stunning as ever. His garments are pop-culture icons in their own right: Cher Horowitz, played by Alicia Silverstone in 1995’s Clueless, exasperated with a perpetrator holding her at gunpoint, declares, “But this is an Alaïa!”

Vintage Alaïa evening dresses, skirts and other attire continue to influence contemporary designers such as Nicolas Ghesquière and Hervé Léger. Not only are his clothes timeless in their glamour, but they also represent the groundbreaking vision of an artist, one who was known to proclaim, “I am not a designer. I am a couturier.”

Find a collection of Azzedine Alaïa day dresses, suits, jackets and more on 1stDibs.