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The world has lost a true angel. I am saddened by the news of Monsieur Alaïa passing, but feel incredibly grateful to have known the man behind the legend. When you slip on an Alaïa creation, you turn into the most powerful and confident version of yourself. Similar to the way his designs make you feel special and embraced, his energy had the same affect.
Thank you Monsieur Alaïa for your profound impact on the fashion industry, on my career, and in my life. I am grateful to know you and to learn from you. You will live on forever in the hearts of all you've inspired.
I met Monsieur Alaïa for the first time in 2011 when I was invited to a casting for his highly anticipated couture show in Paris. I remember walking into his atelier, between the mountains of fabrics and dresses, and thinking: ‘if only these walls could talk.’ Before I knew it, I was sitting at his dinner table, between Alaïa and his dog Dine Dine speaking nearly fluent French. This was something I’d never done so well before — I credit the adrenaline and the sheer amazement of what I was experiencing. I floated through dinner and back into the atelier where I tried on dress after dress for the entire atelier. He gave me the privilege of opening his final two couture shows in 2011 and 2017. Never had I felt more special or grateful. May you Rest In Peace.
Wishing my dear @mariotestino a very happy birthday thank you for the incredible memories & epic adventures together over the years...I am So very grateful to have traveled to (almost) all continents of this with you. Thank you for the countless laughs and priceless moments you’ve captured so beautifully, looking forward to many more ahead in the years to come.