M. Alaïa, King of the Jungle Cling

The fashion world has been mourning the loss of prolific designer Azzedine Alaïa, who passed away at the age of 82 on November 18, 2017. Today’s post comes from Museum Coordinator Leigh Wishner, who shares her memories of meeting Monsieur Alaïa and... Read Article ››

Le Quatorze Juillet

What better time than Bastille Day to celebrate French fashion?  We've written extensively about French designers represented in the FIDM Museum Collection on our blog; below, you'll find links to just a few of our favorite articles. Who... Read Article ››


As a concept, fashion is based on the appeal of the new. Every season, silhouettes, colors and shapes are re-combined in an effort to create garments of such great appeal that you will replace (or at least supplement) your existing wardrobe. With the... Read Article ››

Azzedine Alaia

Azzedine Alaia's body conscious aesthetic earned him the title "King of Cling" and is closely associated with the 1980s. Throughout the decade, Alaia produced intricately seamed garments made of supple glove leather or stretch fabrics such as Lycra and silk... Read Article ››