According to a report in French publication Le Point, designer Azzedine Alaïa has died at the age of 77. News of the Tunisian-born designer's death broke this morning (Saturday 18 November).
Alaïa, famed for his expertly cut, form-fitting couture designs, rose to prominence in the '80s and was one of the few designers to completely ignore the traditional fashion seasons - opting instead to create his collections at his own pace. He worked closely with celebrity fans including Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell.
After moving to Paris in 1957, Alaïa started his career at Christian Dior as a tailleur, reports The Business of Fashion. He then went on to work at Guy Laroche and Thierry Mugler, before opening his own atelier in the late 1970s.
Via Harper's Bazaar UK