ITALY: Prada To Buy Stake In Alaia
Prada has reached an agreement to buy a major stake in the fashion house of Tunisian-born fashion designer, Azzedine Alaia, it has been revealed. Prada said in a short statement that it has reached a partnership agreement with Alaia for "a program of common work". According to a source, Prada is to set up the Alaia Foundation in Paris "to gather and preserve the archive of all past and future work" of the designer. Alaia, who discovered supermodels Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford, studied sculpture at the Beaux Arts in Tunis before going to Paris in the 1950s. The designer, whose clients have included Greta Garbo and Cecile de Rothschild, is currently in New York for an exhibition of his work. The exhibition includes a gown he designed for Stephanie Seymour when she married Peter Brant and ones he made for Tina Turner and Grace Jones.
Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days
A Message From The Editor
just-style gives you the widest apparel and textile market coverage.
Paid just-style members have unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 17 years of archives.
I am so confident you will love complete access to our content that today I can offer you 30 days access for $1.
It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.
Leonie Barrie, editor of just-style
Help test our new apparel sourcing tool.
- Apparel factory auditing is in the firing line
- How US border adjustment tax could affect apparel
- Trump and the apparel industry – Infographic
- "Buy American, Hire American" to guide Trump trade
- Ten retail trends to watch for in 2017
- Brands need to tackle Turkey factory refugee abuse
- Trump signs order to withdraw from TPP
- UK clothing factory workers paid half minimum wage
- Patagonia launching circular economy platform
- Auditing "in need of reinvention" says new project
- Outdoor performance apparel 2016: A broader perspective
- Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar
- Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, October 2016
- Anti-odour clothing: fresh fashion for an active lifestyle
- Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2022