Suzy Menkes@suzymenkesvogue

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Azzedine Alaia - as I want to remember him - in his world in the #paris Marais district. 🍁Rest in Peace.


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Praises for the Azzedine Alaia show from Farida Khelfa, Nicolas Ghesquiere, creative director of Louis Vuitton, and former model and one-time France’s First Lady Carla Bruni Sarkosy after the July couture in #paris🇫🇷


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The ending of Azzedine Alaia’s final show in #paris 5th July 2017


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Alaia


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Alaia


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Alaia - the joy of accessories


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Alaia: the beauty of simplicity


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Azzedine at Work - every last piece was designed by himself


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Alaia - from the July couture collection


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Naomi Campbell opens the Alaia show in the #paris Couture season in July


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Naomi Campbell, who called Azzedine ‘Papa’ at the final Alaia show on 5th July 2017 in Haute Couture in #paris


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My hand (left) and Azzedine’s (right) studding the impossibly delicate lace work in wool, woven in Italy.


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I was always struck by this portrait by Julian Schnabel of Alaia in the studio - and loved watching Azzedine sitting in front of it with all his concentration on his hand work


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With Azzedine in the #rome Galleria Borghesi. ‘I have been doing couture since the inception of my career - much longer than ready-to-wear,’ Alaia told me, although he was often described as ‘the greatest couturier who never was’.


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Remembering Azzedine: The famous Grace Jones dress from the ‘80’s displayed in ‘Couture Sculpture’ at Rome’s Galleria Borghesi in 2015. Azzedine studied sculpture in his Tunisian Homeland.


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Azzedine is gone. So many memories. Rest in peace.


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Azzedine Alaia. Such sweet memories. May he rest in peace.


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Azzedine with his sweet, wicked smile. RIP


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A master has left us. Azzedine Alaia, artist craftsman, designer and friend is gone. A sad ending to year 2017.


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Hermes bag - or Tunisian chair. How to choose? Take both! From the artistry of Leila Menchari on display at #grandpalais #paris


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Leila Menchari - the artist behind the Hermes windows for three decades


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Frozen beauty: Hermes handbag presented by Leila Menchari, described by Axel Dumas, President of Hermes as ‘The Queen of Enchantment’.


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Bathed in red and in Leila Menchari’s memories of a Tunisian childhood for Hermes display at #grandpalaisparis


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Quite a new definition of the ‘web’!!!Created by Leila Menchari and shown at the #grandpalaisparis Hermes exhibition


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The museum presentation of purple crystals and furry golden yellow, recreating a window display for Hermes bags at Paris Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore.


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From her Tunisian childhood, Leila Menchari worked with the late Jean-Louis Dumas to create magical Hermes windows at Faubourg Saint Honore - and exceptional bags that were never sold.


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Horses and Hermes: but of course! See how Leila Menchari brought the #paris Faubourg Saint Honore windows - and the Hermes handbags - to life.


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What an inspiring exhibition at Grand Palais in Paris - an homage to the magical Hermes store windows by ‘Queen of Enchantment’ Leila Menchari


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It’s a chandelier moment with REAL candles in the Goldsmith’s Hall where the Leopard symbol for high jewellery can be traced back to 13th century


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Gareth Pugh presenting a Leopard Award at Goldsmith’s Hall in aid of the Prince’s Trust


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