Updated 18 November 2019
Arab News

Looking back at Azzedine Alaïa’s defining red carpet moments

Today marks the second-year anniversary of late Tunisian couturier Azzedine Alaïa’s passing. Here, we look back at his most iconic red carpet creations.


  • Lady Gaga at the 2015 Academy Awards

    The singer’s custom shimmering white gown and red gloves, also designed by Alaïa, was the first time the designer created pieces specifically for an award show.

  • Rihanna at the 2013 Grammy’s

    This red chiffon dress worn by Rihanna at the 2013 Grammy Awards was showcased in a Paris retrospective, which kicked off on January 2019, dedicated to the designer.

  • Mary-Kate Olsen at the 2007 Met Gala

    For the 2007 Met Gala, the actress-turned-fashion-designer opted for a black, feather-embellished gown that was nothing short of show-stopping.

  • Naomi Campbell at the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival

    The supermodel, who referred to the late designer as “papa,” has an unprecedented wardrobe lined with jaw-dropping ensembles from the couturier.

  • Alicia Keys at the 2013 Grammy Awards

    The American singer accepted the R&B Album of the Year award wearing a stunning black cut-out, fishtail gown signed Alaïa.

  • Kendall Jenner at the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival

    The model made her Cannes Film Festival debut wearing an Azzedine Alaïa black crop top and coordinating ball skirt that set the tone for the many head-turning appearances that followed.