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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1985 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Alaïa, Azzedine (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine knitted viscose

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dress of machine knitted viscose.

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1985 (made)


Alaïa, Azzedine (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Machine knitted viscose

Object history note

Registered File number 1985/1978.

Descriptive line

Dress of machine knitted viscose, designed by Azzedine Alaïa, France, ca. 1985

Labels and date

Machine-knitted heavy-weight viscose
French, Paris: Azzedine Alaia, 1985

Knee length, form fitting dress with high neck and buttoned fastening at the back. The back has a complex structure of shaped panels.
Azzedine Alaia's carefully structured and immaculately executed work has certain characteristics which seem to be particularly French - many knitted clothes by top Paris designers are plain and carefully cut and moulded to the body. In comparison, English knitting emphasises pattern and texture and on the whole, shapes tend to be bulkier.

Given by Monsieur Azzedine Alaia
T.375-1985 [1985]




Machine knitted


Women's clothes; Fashion


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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