Azzedine Alaïa: Common Tunisian couturier dies aged 77
The celebrated Tunisian style designer Azzedine Alaïa has died at the age of 77, French media report.
Alaïa, whose close-fitting designs awarded him the nickname «king of cling», gained notoriety for his perform in the 1980s.
He became well-liked among celebrities including the British model Naomi Campbell and US singer Lady Gaga, with consumers ranging from Greta Garbo to Michelle Obama.
Alaïa was identified for his uncompromising attitude to exhibit his styles to his personal schedule and was uninterested in the publicity of fashion weeks.
Tributes were getting paid to the couturier on social media on Saturday.
«We have lost a designer of wonderful talent. It is extremely sad news,» fellow fashion designer Pierre Cardin told AFP news agency.
Alaïa, who was born in 1940, educated as a sculptor in his native Tunisia and remained fascinated by the human form all through his career.
He moved to Paris in the late 1950s, working briefly for Christian Dior and Guy Laroche prior to becoming an independent couturier.
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