Long time Alaïa fan Sarah Rutson wearing Alaïa boots
For all his idiosyncrasies (or stubbornness if you're being harsh), Azzedine Alaïa is constantly dubbed as one of the most important living designers by those whose opinions count. It's no surprise, then, that his designs are loved by the likes of Rihanna and Victoria Beckham and continue to keep street style photographers snapping at the shows.
Now, with with the help of The Outnet, you can get in on the action too. Tomorrow the designer outlet will release their biggest ever selection of Alaïa pieces and of course, all come with a whopping cut off the normal price. I currently have my eye on a pair of suede and mesh peep toe heels but the range available is so wide that you'll definitely be able to find something that tickles your fancy.
Just in case you missed the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the MET, all hope is not lost. The late designer's designs - including 24 pieces that have never been publicly displayed before - will feature in Daphne Guinness' upcoming exhibition at the FIT Museum in New York.
The exhibit, which will open to the public on Sept 12, will feature pieces from Guinness' personal archive including pieces from Rick Owens, Dior, Christian Lacroix, Tom Ford, Alaia and of course, Chanel. To compliment the garments, a collection of images and short films will be on display too - all curated by Guinness herself - and the set design will be modelled on her New York apartment.
This exhibition has been a long time coming. If there was ever a person who's wardrobe we'd like to nose through, it's hers. After all, she does own Isabella Blow's entire fashion collection, was named "one of the — if not the — most stylish women living" by Tom Ford and is lucky enough to be "a bee", serving as muse for a legion of the world's mst influential designers.
The amount of beautiful things we've ruined — not having the patience for a tailor and cutting everything ourselves . . . My sister once took an Alaïa dress of mine and just cut the whole thing, and then she was like, I cut it too short. Mary-Kate and I don't think about fashion as these clean, beautiful objects. We just kind of wear it and live in it.