Celebrating iconic couturier Azzedine Alaïa with summer dress inspiration you can shop today

Lady Gaga attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood
Lady Gaga attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood

More than a year after his passing in November 2017, Azzedine Alaïa has been honoured with a plaque at 18 Rue de la Verrerie in Paris. The City of Paris (Mairie de Paris) paid homage to Azzedine with this plaque unveiled to coincide with the Azzedine Alaïa collector showing.

Last year, leading up to the first anniversary of his death, a series of exhibition of his designs were shown in the following fashion capitals; South Korea, London, Milan, Paris and his birth country, Tunisia.

The Tunis-born designer has left a strong legacy as a renowned couturier, who has dressed many celebrities, including his muse Naomi Campbell and the likes of Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian.

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The Azzedine Alaia name is still very much respected as the holy grail of couture and exceptional design. The Maison Alaïa, founded by Azzedine in 1981, boasts the most elegant ready-to-wear items that we are currently drawing our summer dress inspiration from.

Hot red mini

A piece that you can dress up or down is a must have in your summer wardrobe for both formal occasions and casual outings. And nothing says summer more than a pop of colour.

Azzedine Alaïa

Azzedine Alaïa
Flair knitted dress

Shop similar:

Superbalist Sleeve detail fit And flare dress, R249

Sleeve detail fit and flare dress

MRP Off Shoulder Dress, R120

Off Shoulder Dress

Poetry Avianna Sleeve Detail Tunic Dress, R599

Avianna Sleeve Detail Tunic Dress

Midi dress

A flowy midi dress is the 'it' trend at the moment, and it’s a key item if you would like to take your style to the next level. White is also a staple colour in summer.

Azzedine Alaïa

Azzedine Alaïa
Strapless dress

Shop similar:

Zara Striped linen dress, R399 on Sale

Striped linen dress

YDE White Paneled Button Front Maxi Dress, R875

White Paneled Button Front Maxi Dress

The signature bodycon 

A bodycon dress is another piece that is quite versatile - not only when it comes to occasion dressing, but also in terms of how it can be accessorised. 

Azzedine Alaïa

Azzedine Alaïa
Halter dress.

Shop similar:

MRP Bodycon dress, R119.99

Bodycon Dress

YDE Shimmer Bodycon Dress, R699

Shimmer Bodycon Dress

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