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The Tunisian-born couturier steps into a new gig designing costumes for a production of Marriage of Figaro.
While The Face doesn’t premiere until next Tuesday, host Nigel Barker, supermodel coaches Coco Rocha, Naomi Campbell, and Karolina Kurkova, and a slew of their fashionable friends stepped out in New York City last night to fête the new reality show.
Diane Kruger and a handful of entertainment folk attended the screening of Farewell, My Queen last night in New York. Naturally, Kruger (and dreamy Joshua Jackson) stole the show, and we have pics!
Azzedine Alaïa may have turned down a job at Dior, but that doesn’t mean the 73-year-old designer is looking to retire. On the contrary, he’s planning to expand his eponymous label by opening up his first storefront since 1992.
Paz de la Huerta has that kind of fascinating craziness that makes for great red carpet moments and hilarious quotes, but apparently it also does wonders for really awkward video interviews, like this one she did with VH1′s Morning Buzz.
If Azzedine Alaïa seems like the type of designer who would lambast fast fashion retailers for destroying the integrity of the industry one cheap copy at a time, then appearances are deceiving. It turns out the designer has a surprisingly refreshing, if somewhat fatalistic view on the whole matter.
We know what our favorite Michelle Obama looks are, but it turns out the FLOTUS has her own fave: a ruffled Azzedine Alaia dress she owns in four different colors and has worn no less than five different times.
Sofia Coppola got married yesterday, and — in true Sofia style — her wedding dress totally ruled.
Azzedine Alaia has gotten a lot of attention of late for his criticism of the fashion industry’s breakneck pace — he even turned down John Galliano‘s old job at Dior because he didn’t want to be a slave to a sped-up fashion cycle he says doesn’t allow for designers to be truly creative.
This week we got details on Kate Moss‘s imminent nuptials, saw Nicola Formichetti‘s X-rated video (and fanzine!), and found out about Justin Bieber‘s Kelly Kapowski obsession. Also, Naomi Campbell‘s Fiorucci collection was revealed and lots of weird things happened on airlines. Oh, and Versace for H&M!
Azzedine Alaia may be one of the greatest designers working today, but the typically press-shy (try finding a photo of him) couturier usually prefers to fly under the radar — at least until this week. On Monday, he revealed to the Financial Times that he’d been offered (and had turned down) the role of creative director at Dior. And yesterday, in a no-holds-barred interview he did with Virgine magazine, Alaia slammed both Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour in one fell swoop.
Amid all the speculation about who would replace John Galliano as the couturier at the house of Dior, people who thought they were on the inside placed bets on everyone from Haider Ackermann to Sarah Burton. But the one man who has admitted to actually being offered the job, was never even touted as a possible contender. And he’s already turned the position down.
Azzedine Alaïa has been working in fashion for two decades now and apparently he’s getting a little sick of the industry pressure. The man made famous to so many Gen X and Yers by a single quote in Clueless, was quoted today in Women’s Wear Daily as saying the fashion calendar in its current iteration is “inhumane.”
Naomi Campbell celebrated the Venice premiere of “Miral” Thursday night in an ankle-length, teal, textured gown by Azzedine Alaia. She accessorized her look with fishnet shoes, an anklet, a Bardot-esque ‘do, and her billionaire boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin. What do you think of the look?
Just when we were beginning to love Megan Fox, she just had to show up to VH1′s Do Something Awards in this brownish-orange, oddly patterned Azzedine Alaïa dress. The cut is less than complimentary, even on a body as perfect at Megan’s. And that accessory we thought she had done away with — the spray tan — seems to be back.
Remember when Andre Leon Talley pronounced there was ““a famine of beauty! A famine of beauty, honey,” in The September Issue? Designer Azzedine Alaïa has the answer why: the intensity of the fashion calendar that causes designers to rapidly produce rather than thoughtfully create.