Azzedine Alaia

Azzedine Alaia

Biography

Author Profession: Tunisian Designer
Born: February 26, 1940
Age: 76 years old
Birth Sign: Pisces

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I don't wear perfume, and I don't like the air to be too saturated with scents.

I learned French in Tunis, along with Arabic. I also learned French history. I knew the entire history of the kings of France. And I was fascinated by Versailles.

Even if I was in prison, I could be free in my head. I can adapt easily.

Karl Lagerfeld never touched a pair of scissors in his life.

As a child, I was raised with my grandmother, alongside all my cousins, and the kitchen was always full.

Fashion will last forever. It will exist always. It will exist in its own way in each era.

I am never sure that anything's good enough. Something that is good today will not be good tomorrow.

I have been offered the highest paid contracts in the world. I refused them all. It's not my thing. I don't want to cheat people.

I have total confidence in Beaute Prestige International to accompany me in creating a perfume that interprets my work and my world.

I like black, because for me it is a very happy color.

I think women should be seductive, not triste. There's enough sadness in life now without making women look sad, too.

If you're sad about what you see in the mirror when you wake up every morning, you must change it.

In an ordinary suit and tie, I'd look like a little macho. I'd be ridiculous.

Who will remember Anna Wintour in the history of fashion? No one.

My father could be very strict, but very fair. His father was the same. We all respected my grandfather; he was the head of the clan. Every morning, we all had to say good morning and kiss his hand. But not me. I jumped on his lap and bit him.

There is a sensuality about fabric. I think all materials should be inviting when they touch the skin. When I watch children stroking their mother's clothes, I feel that I have succeeded.

There was a woman in Tunisia called Madame Pinot. She was a midwife and had helped in the birth of my siblings and me. I assisted her. I helped women give birth to a lot of babies when I was very young.

I make clothes; women make fashion.

I take it to heart that, for example, there aren't enough funds for AIDS research, but people pay 20 times the value of an item of clothing.

Women must know themselves better than anyone. If you have ugly legs, wear long dresses. If you have long, great legs, show them.

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman

The only movie I can watch on a loop, over and over, is 'Help', the Beatles movie. It's so funny and irreverent and great. Emma Stone

I can be a nice person, but if someone is messing with someone I care about, the tougher side comes out a little more. Daniella Alonso

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