Chloe 'Best Legs Ever' Sevigny rocking some vintage Alaïa. I'm really intrigued by Azzedine Alaïa at the moment. Who could forget the immortal moment in Clueless where Cher is robbed at gunpoint whilst wearing her best little red Alaïa?
"This is an Alaïa!"
"An a whata?"
"It's like, a totally important designer!"
His muses are Supermodels Naiomi Campbell and Stephanie Seymour - so early 90's, so fabulous.
Alaïa is unusual because he doesn't do any shows, so many people think he's not designing anymore, but I think his influence is still everywhere this season. The bandage dresses, bodies, crop tops...what I would do to stumble across an orginal Alaïa body-con dress in a charity shop!
Until fairly recently I've been rather sceptical of the body con dress. This partly due to several mishaps in shop changing rooms, most notably an incident with a strapless peach bandage number in H&M that really did make me look like I was wearing well, a big plaster, and all the scary looking girls I see in clubs who team theirs with equally scary heels and a mean expression. A few months ago my friend and I were flicking through a copy of Grazia whilst in the queue in Co-Op Stepney and happened across a double spread of Alexa Chung modelling her picks from New Look's Summer collection. Among them was the most perfect slinky body con number (at New Look!), black, banded, cap sleeved, short but not too short. I finally tracked it down on their website a few weeks ago and I adore it. It looks just as good on its own as it does with a leather jacket/ sequinned cape slung over the top.