Azzedine Alaïa was a fashion designer and couturier born in Tunisia in 1935. He began his career as a dressmaker’s assistant and quickly gained popularity in the 1980s for his form-fitting, body-conscious designs that celebrated the female form. Alaïa became known for his meticulous attention to detail and his use of luxurious materials like leather and fur. His designs have been worn by numerous celebrities and influential figures, including Michelle Obama, Madonna, and Naomi Campbell. Alaïa was highly respected in the fashion industry and was often referred to as the “King of Cling” for his ability to accentuate and enhance the beauty of the female body. He passed away in November 2017 but his legacy continues to inspire and influence the world of fashion.