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Tunisian-born fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa laid to rest

Tunisian-born fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa laid to rest

Tunisia

Tunisian-born fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa, who was known for his figure-fitting dresses, has been laid to rest in his hometown Sidi Bou Said.

Dozens of Tunisians including government officials pay tribute to the fashion icon who died on Saturday the 18 following a heart attack.

Alaia gained world fame in the 1980s with tight black shorts and back-zipping skirts, designs that helped define the confident female silhouette of the time.

Secretive and known as a fashion rebel, Alaia was based in Paris for decades but did not take part in the French capital’s seasonal fashion frenzy or flashy ad campaigns. Instead, he showed privately on his own schedule.