Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa has died aged 77.
Alaïa’s iconic work earned him the nickname “king of cling” in the 1980s.
The couturier worked with a whole host of celebrities, including supermodel Naomi Campbell, pop star Lady Gaga, and even First Lady Michelle Obama.
Alaïa was famed for his strict way of working, and was always uninterested in the publicity of events such as fashion week, choosing to showcase his work privately to his own schedule.
Vogue-editor-in-chief Edward Enniful paid tribute on Saturday morning with a selection of photos of the Tunisian designer shared on Instagram.
Hailing the designer “a genius”, Enniful said Alaïa will be “truly missed”.
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He wrote: “Azzedine Alaïa was a true visionary, and a remarkable man. He will be deeply missed by all of those who knew and loved him.
“As well as by the women around the world who wore his clothes. The generosity of his spirit and genius of his designs will never be forgotten. R.I.P.”
Among the fans of his figure-hugging designs were Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna, Madonna and Victoria Beckham.
He had an excellent bond with Naomi Campbell, who referred to Alaia as her “papa” after he took her under his wing when she began modelling at 16.
His final show was held in July this year.