Azzedine Alaïa, the Tunisian-born fashion designer, made his mark on the fashion world with his figure-hugging designs and a profound celebration of femininity. In the 1980s and 1990s, Alaïa, dubbed the "King of Cling," was highly influential and a favorite of celebrities and fashionistas. His innovative designs were known for their meticulous tailoring and emphasis on the natural curves of the female body.
Alaïa frequently used leather, knitwear and jersey fabrics to create his signature body-hugging silhouettes. With an unparalleled understanding of the female form, his designs hugged the body in all the right places, creating a flattering and sensual aesthetic. Alaïa's distinctive prints also became iconic elements of his designs. His "Tati" checks, leopard and butterfly prints became synonymous with his brand and left a lasting impression on the fashion world.