Jacqueline Schnabel in Vogue magazine in the 80's
Before my visit, I had read about the store in Vogue magazine back in Indiana and Jaqueline Schnabel was featured several times in the magazine always slim and chic in Alaia. Alaia became the super model uniform in the late 80's and early 90's with Naomi Campbell, Grace Jones, Stephanie Seymour and Elle McPherson all looking sleek and sexy in his designs.
Pascal Chevallier for Vogue
Kim Basinger photographed by Sheila Metzner for Vogue
Christy Turlington by Hans Feurer for Vogue
Talisa Soto by Bruce Weber for Vogue
Naomi Campbell by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue
Grethe Holby shot by her husband Arthur Elgort for Vogue
Photos by Ellen Von Unwerth for Vogue
Photo by Sheila Metzner for Vogue
Photos by Oliviero Toscani for Vogue
Photos by Bill King for Vogue
Photos by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue
Eventually I got my own Alaia in a re-sale shop in San Francisco - a sheer dip dyed shirt dress which I still own. And I just found a gorgeous black knit Alaia.
While perusing Style.com I came across the pictures of the Alaia fashion show- the first in 8 years- from the Paris Couture. Every single piece is stunning and perfect - the belts, the knits, the architectural shapes, the laser cuts - all the elements as they should be.
Photos from Style.com