Full length black velvet corduroy coat with intricately seamed panels from Azzedine Alaia dating to the 1980's. Seaming creates a fitted bodice with a flared hemline, great movement when walking, fully lined, button closure and jetted pockets at hips.
Alaïa created his first collection in leather, ergonomically seamed and erotically charged, defining the lines of the 80s before they had even begun. He was the first couturier to stud garments with metal for decorative effect, while his experiments with the technical possibilities of knitted fabrics helped reinvent the very notion of fabric in fashion. They looked great then; these look great today. They’ll all still look great in perpetuity. That’s what the word “eternal” is really all about.