Couture designer Azzedine Alaïa died Saturday in Paris, 10 days after a hard fall, Le Point reports. The Tunisian-born fashion legend was 77.
People reports the passing of the so-called King of Cling, renowned for his slinky silhouettes, has attracted the attention of some of the most fashionable women in the world.
“Simply the best! No one like you!” Kim Kardashian gushed on Instagram. Rihanna posted a personal pic of the designer tenderly kissing her forehead, along with the words, “you will live on forever.”
Alaïa offered a final collection this year after taking six years off. He began his career working for Christian Dior, worked for Guy Laroche and Thierry Mugler, and became his own unique brand in the ’70s.
Tributes from the stars have flooded social media:
GOD Bless this Talented and Beautiful Soul! ♥️🌺♥️🌺♥️ Azzedjne Alaia ♥️🌺♥️🌺🌺♥️! I was so Lucky to know him. Work with him and laugh with him!! 🙏🏻 May he rest in Peace! 🙏🏻 #stevenmeisel pic.twitter.com/ZOjHi2H0vL
— Madonna (@Madonna) November 18, 2017
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 18, 2017
— Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) November 18, 2017