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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
Alaïa grey woollen jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Grey woollen jacket with long sleeves, double breasted, breast pocket. Azzedine Alaïa logo. back width 40cm Size 40 French 8 US
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1980s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Alaia Red Suede Wrap Vest Top
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 ar...
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1990s 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 Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

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 Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

1980s Alaïa Khaki Lambskin Jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
This desirable 1980s tawny lamb skin jacket with laser cut detail is by French designer Alaïa and is in superb vintage condition. Alaïa established his ready to wear label in 1980 ha...
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1980s 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 Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

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 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 Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Azzedine Alaïa Fringe Detail Jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Azzedine Alaïa Jacket Vintage Circa late 1980's or early 1990's Made in Italy Brown Mint green contrast stitching Double breasted Opalescent buttons on front of jacket Shawl ...
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Late 20th Century Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Alaia Paris black jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Carnate, IT
Alaia Paris jacket. It doesn't have composition or size label. We think it's cotton. The black fabric is very light. It features a V-neck line and one button closure. It fits a 40\42...
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Late 19th Century 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. An...
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1980s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Azzedine Alaia Khaki Olive Green Wool Jacket 1980's
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Berlin, DE
Azzedine Alaia deep khaki wool curved Jacket from 1980's. With folded cuffs, center front with hidden hook closures, boxy yet iconic Alaia silhouette with stitch details on collar an...
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1980s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Alaia 1980s Double Breasted Wool Blazer
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Elevate your look with this amazing Alaia blazer! Circa 1980s, this black double breasted blazer is crafted from 100% Wool and features long sleeves with slits at the cuff and a larg...
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1980s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

1980's AZZEDINE ALAIA charcoal studio jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Charcoal grey cotton studio jacket with single snap mandarin collar, large patch pockets and white top-stitching designed by Azzedine Alaia dating to the 1980's. No size is indicated...
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1980s 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 ...
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1980s 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 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 perfectly with your favorite jeans o...
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1990s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Alaia black goat hair jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Azzedine Alaia black goat hair jacket with hidden hook-and-eye closures.
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2010s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

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 Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

LORO PIANA sky blue linen TRAVELLER SAFARI Jacket 40 S
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Loro Piana traveller jacket in sky blue linen/flax (100%) with a high collar, multi-purpose pockets and a waist drawstring. Closes on the front with a gold tone zipper...
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21st Century and Contemporary Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Azzedine ALAÏA Documented Ivory Wool Knit Runway Cardigan Jacket, F/W 1984-85
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Munich, DE
In 1984, at the Oscars de la Mode in Paris, Azzedine Alaïa won the award for the Best Designer of the Year and the Best French Collection. In the same year the twin of this cardigan ...
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1980s 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 Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

1981 AZZEDINE ALAIA hooded kimono coat with print by Christoph Von Weyhe
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare, abstract-printed kimono with large hood and wrap around pockets designed by Azzedine Alaia with artwork by Christoph Von Weyhe dating to 1981. French size 38 however this ...
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1990s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

1985 AZZEDINE ALAIA heavy knit cardigan sweater jacket 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 1985. Size 'S'. Approximate measurements: drop shoulder ...
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1980s 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 Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

1990s ALAIA Black and Grey Pin striped Fitted Jacket Blazer
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage 1990s ALAIA Black and Grey Pin striped Fitted Jacket. Blazer lined in silk. Size : 4 BUST: 34 INCH WAIST: 27 INCH HIP : 34 INCH
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1990s 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 Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Azzedine Alaia Patterned Wool Jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in New Hope, PA
A cheerful combination of red, yellow, blue and beige is used for the circles and squares in the pattern of this woven wool jacket. It closes with hooks and eyes and the interior sea...
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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 Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Alaia Cape Poncho Sweater
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous red knit cape poncho from 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 a...
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1990s 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

Azzedine Alaia Black Bolero Top w/Scalloped Edges
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Azzedine Alaia black stretch bolero top with scalloped edges. In excellent condition. Fabric is a Viscose blend. Size M. MEASUREMENTS: Shoulders - 17.5" Sleeves - 22" Length ...
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1990s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

1980's AZZEDINE ALAIA oversized tan cardigan sweater jacket 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 the 1980's. Labeled a size 'S'. Fits many sizes due to the oversized...
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1980s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

80S ALAIA black cotton fitted blazer
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage ALAIA black cotton fitted blazer. size 2/XS Bust: 30"
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1990s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Alexander McQueen black wool RIB PEPLUM KNIT ZIP Jacket M
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Zürich, CH
Alexander McQueen knit jacket in black wool (100%) with a long collar to fold down, close silhouette, peplum design, medium to heavy weight, long sleeves with folded cuffs. Unlined. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Azzedine Alaia sweater jacket with Arabic calligraphy in Kufic script, 1990
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare knit jacket with Arabic calligraphy in the Kufic script designed by Azzedine Alaia dating to fall of 1990. Size S . Approximate measurements: bust 44", waist 24", arm lengt...
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1990s 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 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 Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Vintage ALAIA silk fitted jacket
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage ALAIA silk fitted blazer in coral salmon color. fit medium Size: 4/6 Bust: 34"/ Waist: 29"/ hip: 39"/ Lenght: 24"/ Sleeve: 24"
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1980s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

1990s Vintage Azzedine Alaia Denim Coat Jacket Size M
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: Circa 1990's Size medium Featuring 100% cotton dark blue denim, mid length coat with gold tone hardware, front click in buttons closure, dial zip pockets. Made in Fr...
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1990s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

AZZEDINE ALAIA jet black basket weave shrug
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Jet black basket weave shrug designed by Azzedine Alaia. Labeled an size XS. Hidden button closure. Very soft and stretchy material. 74% wool and 26% ply. Made in Italy. Excellent co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

1980's 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 the 1980's. Labeled a size Medium. Approximate measurements laying flat: shoulder 20" bust 54", arm length 22",...
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1980s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

ALAIA black wool DOUBLE BREASTED PEPLUM KNIT BLAZER Jacket M
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Zürich, CH
Alexander McQueen double-breasted peplum blazer in black wool (78%), cashmere (20%), nylon (1%) and elastane (1%). Has antique gold-tone buttons. Unlined. Has been worn and is in ex...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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: drop shoulder 19", bust 46", hem ...
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1980s Azzedine Alaïa Jackets

Azzedine Alaïa jackets for sale on 1stDibs

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, blue, orange 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 interested in this designer might also find the work of Tom Ford, Versace and Thierry Mugler appealing.. On 1stDibs you will find haute couture, vintage and designer Azzedine Alaïa jackets from top boutiques around the world. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $250 and tops out at $8,766, while the average work can sell for $1,200..