Clockwise top center: In May of 1995 Alaïa created a Middle Eastern inspired hooded cloak as a maternity dress for Farida, his close friend and muse, photographed at the Musee National des Arts d’Afrique et d’Oceanie, Paris. In an ironic twist the building, originally a homage to the French colonies, now houses France’s new Museum of Immigration. Alaïa and the model Veronica Webb backstage at his 1990 runway show. Model Yasmin Le Bon in a dress composed of tiny metallic discs from the 1990 collection; Alaïa is a favorite of the Supermodels as well as celebrities, seen here coming down the runway at his 1990 show are models Naomi Campbell, Yasmin Le Bon and Veronica Webb; Alaïa and Farida, cut-up photograph and adhesive tape, by Jean Paul Goude, Paris 1984; Farida "cut up" by Jean Paul Goude; Part of a design project for the Alaïa retrospective fashion show at the Palladium in New York, 1984; Alaia with André Leon Talley, Vogue’s editor at large; The model Naomi Campbell in a bodysuit from Alaïa 1990 collection, embroidered with Arabic calligraphy.
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