To mark the launch of Alaïa Edition at Net-a-Porter, Yasmin along with fellow model Cindy Bruna and actor/musician Zhu Zhu were asked to share their memories working with the late couturier and the impact that his designs have had in their lives.
“The first time I wore a piece of Alaïa, I had this sense of it being unlike anything I’d ever worn before. I felt like I had found my tribe, it was that decisive, and from that point on I knew I was going to seek his designs out,” she told Megan Logue. “He was a true craftsman, and his understated but elegant pieces let your personality shine through, no matter what age, shape or size you are – that is the true beauty of Alaïa.”
The first piece of Alaïa she ever owned, she recalled, was a mustard yellow suede bomber jacket that was gifted to her by the designer after walking in one of his shows in the mid-1980’s. “I never took [it] off from that moment on. We [the models] used to fly ourselves in from all over the world to walk in Azzedine’s shows because the clothes were so amazing; we just loved the way they made us feel, and there was always such a party atmosphere. We all wanted to be together around his table.”
Read the entire interview and watch a video at the Porter website.
photographer: Rodrigo Carmuega
art direction: Phil Buckingham
styling: Viktorija Tomasevic
hair and makeup: Celia Evans at One Represents