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Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

French, 1935-2017

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.”

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Designer: Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaia Black Wool Fitted Blazer 1991
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage Alaia black fitted wool blazer featuring a fitted body, notch collar, single-button closure, and pointed front hemline. Alaia Lab...
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1990s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Rare Azzedine Alaia Vintage S/S 1992 Black Corset Bustier Jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Introducing a true gem: the corseted jacket from Alaia's Spring/Summer 1992 collection. Initially worn by Christy Turlington and featured in L’Officiel Magazine, it later graced the premiere of Bram Stoker’s Dracula in 1992, worn by Winona Ryder. More recently, Alexa Demie...
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1990s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

AZZEDINE ALAIA EDITION 1988 black cotton gabardine corset jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Jet-black, cotton Gabardine, corset jacket with topstitched panels, underwire and fringe detail designed by Azzedine Alaia. This jacket is a reissue of the 1998 spring jacket. French...
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2010s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Alaïa Wool Belted Jacket - 80s
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Milano, IT
Alaïa Wool Belted Jacket is a rare blazer made by Azzedine Alaïa in the second half of 1980s with a shawl collar and slightly batwing sleeves. The crossover waistband is adjustable, ...
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20th Century European Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Double-breasted Pied de poule pattern blazer AlaÏa
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Double-breasted Pied de poule pattern blazer. No fabric tag but main fabric is wool and rayon lining. SIZE M
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1990s European Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Azzedine Alaia Fall 1989 Vintage Black Lamb Suede Cropped Runway Jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Portland, OR
This Alaia vintage cropped black lamb velvety suede jacket was featured on the Fall 1989 Alaia runway in a range of colors. Alaia jackets are so perfect to have in your closet to add...
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1980s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

1980s Alaïa Khaki Lambskin Jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
This desirable tawny lamb skin jacket with laser cut detail is by French designer Alaïa and is in superb vintage condition. A documented runway piece ...
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1980s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

1986 AZZEDINE ALAIA heavy knit RUNWAY cardigan sweater coat with zippers
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Off-white, densely knit wool cardigan sweater jacket with brass zippers and ribbed trim from Azzedine Alaia dating to fall of 1986, exactly as seen on the runway. Size 'S'. Approxima...
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1980s Italian Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

ALAIA black viscose OVERSIZED COLLAR CROPPED Jacket 36 XS
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Alaïa cropped jacket in black viscose (45%), nylon (29%), wool (22%), polyester (3%) and elastane (1%). Features an oversized shawl collar. Closes with a single button...
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21st Century and Contemporary Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

1986 AZZEDINE ALAIA heavy knit black RUNWAY cardigan sweater coat with zippers
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Black, densely knit wool cardigan sweater jacket with brass zippers and ribbed trim from Azzedine Alaia dating to fall of 1986 exactly as seen on the runway. Labeled a size 'XS' alth...
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1980s Italian Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

ALAIA black wool gaberdine A TAILORED Blazer Jacket 42 L
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Alaïa A tailored mid-jacket in black wool gaberdine (100%). Features a fitted silhouette, two welt pockets on the front and a notch lapel. Opens with concealed buttons...
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21st Century and Contemporary Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Azzedine Alaia Spring 1991 2 Pieces Set
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Incredible and very rare Azzedine Alaia 2 pieces set in sting ray embossed leather from Spring Summer 1991 collection. This one of a kind set includes a cropped jacket that closes wi...
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1990s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

AZZEDINE ALAÏA FW 1987 Grey Runway Leather Corset Jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Berlin, BE
Incredible tailored leather jacket by Azzedine Alaïa. This is from his Fall Winter 1987 runway collection. This vintage leather jacket is tailored to perfection in classic Alaïa style and features the most incredible details, outstanding construction and is of the highest quality. Inspired by corsetry, it features corset style seam lines and a bustier/sweetheart like bust line, a notched lapel and gun-metal buttons along the front. It gives the most perfect hourglass silhouette. A truly incredible wearable vintage piece by one of the most innovative and celebrated designers. This vintage Alaïa jacket...
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1980s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Azzedine Alaia collectors 1990s vintage wool rusted orange patterned jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Antwerp, BE
Complete every look with this amazing rusted orange pattern Alaia jacket by Azzedine Alaia. Circa 1990s, Timeless and chic, this Alaia will pair perfectl...
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1990s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Alaia Cape Sweater 1980s
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous red knit cape poncho by Azzedine Alaia. It is elbow length with a stand up collar and a subtle abstract horizontal pattern in rows around the cape. There is a zipper at ...
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1990s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Alaia Double Breasted Blazer
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Waterford, MI
Black double breasted blazer. Collared. Fitted style. Button closures. Front pockets. Viscose. *Condition: Excellent vintage condition. No visib...
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1990s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

1985 AZZEDINE ALAIA oversized tan cardigan sweater coat with pockets
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Oversized, tan knit sweater jacket with open closure and large patch pockets designed by Azzedine Alaia dating to spring of 1985. Labeled a size 'S'. Fits many sizes due to the overs...
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1980s Italian Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Azzedine Alaïa Vintage S/S 1992 Runway Coral Corset Jacket Documented
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Berlin, BE
Iconic documented vintage Azzedine Alaïa Spring Summer 1992 runway corset jacket in the most beautiful rare coral colour! AS seen on the Spring Summer 1992 runway show and worn by model Beverly Peele for Vogue issue...
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1990s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Azzedine Alaïa Fringe Jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Shibuya-Ku, 13
Double breasted jacket with dark green stitching Made in Italy Fabric: 75% Wool75%, 25% Nylon Size/Measurements (approximate) Size S Bust 78cm (armpit to armpit) Waist 71cm Sleeve ...
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1980s European Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

ALAIA black leather CROPPED Blazer Jacket 40 S
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Alaïa notch lapel slightly cropped smooth black lambskin blazer jacket. Opens with four button at front, has padded shoulders and two side buckles. Lined in black poly...
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2010s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

AZZEDINE ALAÏA dress and jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Rubiera, RE
ALAÏA PARIS dress and jacket Red and black dress with vertical ribbing, scalloped hem - sleeveless size FR 36 made in Italy 70% viscose - 20% polyamide - 6% polyester - 4% rubber 70%...
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2010s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Azzedine Alaia Purple & Velvet Applique Jacket Runway 1991
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage black Azzedine Alaia wool fitted blazer featuring velvet appliques around the hemline, a classic lapel collar, straight sleeves, a ...
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1990s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Alaia Monochrome Embroidered Cotton Belted Button Front Jacket L
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chic, charming, and comfortable, this stunning jacket from the House of Alaia radiates nothing but elegance and finesse! It is tailored using monochrome cotton fabric, which is highl...
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2010s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

1988 AZZEDINE ALAIA cropped black leather jacket with curved pockets
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Cropped, jet-black, butter-soft leather jacket with notched collar and curved pockets designed by Azzedine Alaia dating to 1988. Jacket has a very flattering silhouette. Labeled a F...
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1980s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

ALAIA tan brown LEOPARD CALF HAIR BIKER Jacket 40 M
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Alaia leopard print biker jacket in camel and brown leather (100%). Features two zip pockets on the front and zipped cuffs. Opens with a diagonal zipper...
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2010s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Vintage Alaïa Wool Coat Dark Grey, Size 8
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage Alaïa Wool Coat Dark Grey, Size 8 • 3/4 sleeves • Mid length • Deep V-neck • Front button closure • Ruffled details in the back • Wide peak col...
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Late 20th Century Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

1991 AZZEDINE ALAIA leopard calf fur runway jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Extremely rare leopard printed calf fur jacket with decorative black frog closure designed by Azzedine Alaia dating to fall of 1991 exactly as seen on the runway. Labeled a French si...
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1990s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Rare Vintage Alaia 1980s Musuem Held Avant Garde Wasp Waist 80s Fitted Jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Diego, CA
Amazing and rare musuem held AZZEDINE ALAIA mid 1980s black corset style Avant Garde jacket! Versions of this rare gem were featured in the Alaia exhibit at The Groningen Musuem, and...
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1980s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

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 French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Azzedine Alaia black chenille double breasted jacket, fw 1992
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Azzedine Alaia black chenille double breasted jacket with shawl lapel and silk lining Fall-Winter 1992
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1990s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

1985 AZZEDINE ALAIA taupe knit jacket with waist tie
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Taupe knit jacket with waist ties designed by Azzedine Alaia dating to spring of 1985. Looks great belted or worn loose. Labeled a size Medium. Approximate measurements laying flat: ...
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1980s Italian Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Alaia Autumn-Winter 1987 black suede cropped wrap jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Alaia Autumn-Winter 1987 black suede cropped wrap jacket with silk lining and extra long straps
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1980s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Azzedine Alaia taupe embossed suede cropped bolero jacket, ss 1987
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
▪ Azzedine Alaia taupe suede copped bolero jacket ▪ Embossed pattern throughout ▪ Shawl lapel ▪ 2 front pockets ▪ 2 ties fastening at waist ▪ Silk lining ▪ FR 40 - UK 12 - US 8...
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1980s Italian Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Fall 1989 AZZEDINE ALAÏA Runway Black Velvet Knit Shawl Collar Open Front Jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Munich, DE
The eighties belonged to Alaïa,” blared The Independent in 1994, 14 years after the Paris-based Tunisian “burst” onto the scene with his first tough-chic ready-to-wear collection. And this is undoubtedly true! Azzedine Alaïa created these extravagant pieces for his Fall 1989 collection that were made of an innovative very soft and thick velvet knit...
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1980s Italian Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Rare Alaia Tan Brush Cotton "Safari" Jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in New York, NY
Rare Alaia tan brush cotton "Safari" button jacket has 4 huge patch pockets. The bottom 2 patch pockets extends towards the backside. The back is accented with a center slit. Top...
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1980s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Alaia black python waistcoat with lace up back fastening, Autumn-Winter 1990
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Alaia Autumn-Winter 1990 black python waistcoat with lace up back fastening
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1990s Italian Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

ALAIA black & ivory cotton STRIPED OPEN VIVENNE CROCHET Jacket 40 M
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Alaia striped crochet open cardigan in black and white cotton (79%) and polyamide (21%). Unlined. Has been worn and is in excellent condition. Measurements Tag Size 4...
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2010s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Alaia black goat hair cropped jacket, c. 2010
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Introducing the Azzedine Alaia black goat hair jacket, a luxurious and exquisite piece that exemplifies the designer's mastery in creating timeless an...
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2010s Italian Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Vintage Alaia Black Fitted Wool Blazer with Velvet Applique NWOT 1991
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage never worn black Azzedine Alaia wool fitted blazer featuring velvet appliques at hem, classic lapel collar, straight sleeves, and single button closure. Collection 1991. Con...
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1990s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

1980s Azzedine Alaia White Pique Cotton Vintage 80s Cropped Blazer Jacket Size 2
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Diego, CA
Timeless vintage 80s AZZEDINE ALAIA stark white pique cotton double breasted crop blazer jacket! Features a textured sturdy, yet soft pique cotton. Double breasted style with hidden interior button at inner waist. Three ivory buttons...
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1980s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Alaia Red Suede Wrap Vest Top 1990s
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous top, vest in red suede imprinted with a subtle circular pattern from Azzedine Alaia. It is sleeveless crossing at the front with straps extending on each side wrapping aro...
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1990s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Azzedine Alaia black chenille runway sweater jacket, 1989
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Jet-black chenille sweater jacket designed by Azzedine Alaia dating to fall of 1989 exactly as seen on the runway. Size S. Approximate measurements: d...
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1980s Italian Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Alaia Salmon Cropped Open Jacket sz FR42
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in New York, NY
Alaia Salmon Cropped Open Jacket Made In: Italy Color: Salmon Composition: 65% Viscose, 25% polyamide, 5% polyester, 5% gomma Lining: None Closure/Opening: None- open front Exterio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Azzedine Alaia Sculpted Jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in New York, NY
Azzedine Alaia, brick red, wool crepe, multi-seamed, fitted jacket having a sculpted silhouette, with side slits, a curved back hem, and a pointed front hem with mitered corners.
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1980s French Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

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Find an extraordinary range of authentic Azzedine Alaïa jackets available on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, orange, pink and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Celine, Chloé, and Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Azzedine Alaïa jackets from top boutiques around the world. Azzedine Alaïa jackets prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $250 and tops out at $7,885, while the average work can sell for $1,595.
Questions About Azzedine Alaïa Jackets
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    Azzedine Alaia, a French fashion designer known as the “King of Cling,” is known for his body-hugging designs that were sculpted to celebrate the female form. On 1stDibs, find a variety of dresses from Azzedine Alaia.

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