Azzedine Alaïa: Popular Tunisian couturier dies aged 77

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Alaïa was preoccupied by a tellurian form and his designs were mostly close-fitting

The distinguished Tunisian conform engineer Azzedine Alaïa has died during a age of 77, French media report.

Alaïa, whose close-fitting designs warranted him a nickname “king of cling”, achieved celebrity in a 1980s.

Clients enclosed British indication Naomi Campbell, US thespian Lady Gaga, thespian Greta Garbo and Michelle Obama.

Alaïa was famous for his formidable opinion to vaunt his designs to his possess report and was unfeeling in a broadside of conform weeks.

US thespian Rihanna arrives during a 55th Annual Grammy Awards during Staples Center in Los Angeles in a dress designed by Azzedine Alaïa, 10 Feb 2013Image copyright
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US thespian Rihanna in a dress designed by Alaïa during a Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in 2013

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Michelle Obama wore an Alaïa dress during a Nato limit in Germany in 2009

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Lady Gaga in an Alaïa origination during a Academy Awards in Hollywood in 2015

Tributes were being paid to a couturier on amicable media on Saturday.

Lady Gaga pronounced that Alaïa was a “genius in not usually conform though in his heart”. In a matter posted on Twitter, a thespian pronounced a engineer “should be distinguished as one of a greatest,” adding: “I adore you.”

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Singer Mariah Carey also thanked Alaïa in a tweet, adding that he was an “incredibly kind man”.

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Fellow conform engineer Jean Paul Gaultier pronounced that Alaïa was “brilliant” during mixing normal techniques and believe to emanate undying items.

Alaïa, who was innate in 1940, lerned as a sculptor in his local Tunisia and remained preoccupied by a tellurian form via his career.

He changed to Paris in a late 1950s, operative quickly for Christian Dior and Guy Laroche before apropos an eccentric couturier.

A origination by Tunisian-born, Paris-based couturier Azzedine Alaia is displayed during a press preview of a muster Azzedine Alaia's soothing sculpture during a Galleria Borghese in Rome, 10 Jul 2015Image copyright
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The Paris-based couturier’s exhibitions were displayed via Europe

A caller looks during conform designed by engineer Azzedine Alaia during a Museum NRW-Forum in Duesseldorf, western Germany, 11 Jun 2013Image copyright
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Fashions by Alaïa on arrangement in Duesseldorf, western Germany, in 2013

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