I stared in awe and found myself in the rare situation of not knowing what to say. All I could muster was the intermittent "WOW". All sorts of emotions rise to the surface while witnessing one of the last true fashion artistes attend to his craft with the purest passion.
Alaia knows and reveres the female form. His gift is translated into silhouettes, drapes, cuts, and fits with precise and meticulous details. The resulting garments are so insightful that they never leave fashion.
You'll hear it from the likes of Naomi Campbell who says she has worn her favorite Alaias over and over again over the decades to the same modern and astonishing effect. It's true, Alaia dresses defeat trend and time.
After seeing the 80's Supers sashay by in a flurry of his designs, you just may have a strong desire to fly to Milan, pull up to 10 Corso Como and go home with a few of his latest designs. I managed to resist but the real question is - for how long?
And as for his vintage designs... I could go on and on about them for days. Visit 1stdibs.com to view a marvelous curation of styles.