1996 Azzedine Alaia Black Nude-Illusion Knit Bodycon Floor Length Gown
An ultra seductive and instantly recognizable Azzedine Alaia black sheer-illusion patterned silk knit floor-length gown from his iconic 1996 spring/summer collection. As shown, this stunning look has been featured in numerous editorials, going down in history as one of his most celebrated collections. In the 1980's when most of the fashion world was embracing sharp shouldered power dressing and baggy androgyny, Alaïa introduced the world to the 'body' and to his own skin tight dresses. Truly a showcase for the perfect human form, his bodycon look sat alongside the more masculine power suits of the decade. As Suzy Menkes said, "If there were any justice in this fashion world, Azzedine Alaïa would be a worldwide household name, instead of a cult hero. He defined the way an entire generation dresses and become the fashion revolution of the last decade." This breathtaking silk-knit hourglass bodycon gown is a perfect example of his genius. It is made from ribbed and patterned ultra soft silk knit so it feels like heaven. This knit lies over a nude colored inner sheath so it gives the illusion that you are naked underneath. This inner lining is a stretch knit that hugs and molds to your body to help create smooth lines. As with all Azzedine Alaia pieces, this dress is cut to hug and highlight your every curve. The low-cut plunge bodice creates great cleavage and works so well with the lean, long sleeves. The mermaid fishtail style hem finishes the dress off with a perfect femme fatale vibe.
Measurements Marked a large but fits more like a medium (varied due to stretch) Bust: 34-40 inches Waist: 26-32 inches Hips: 34-40 inches Total Length: 64 inches
This 1996 Alaia designer gown is in beautiful condition with no noticeable rips, stains or holes. Garment closes with a hidden zipper up center back. A wearable investment piece that will continue to increase in value.