Azzedine Alaïa was a Tunisian coutuier and shoe designer, who rose in popularity during the 1980s. Growing up, Alaïa’s passion for design was inspired by his glamorous twin sister as well as copies of Vogue Magazine. He studied sculpture at the Tunis Institute of Fine Arts. While he lied about his age to get admitted, he gained valuable knowledge and insights into his aesthetic of the human body while attending the Institute. He moved to Paris in 1957, where he worked with the likes of Christian Dior, Guy Laroche, and Thierry Mugler. Then, in the late 1970s, he opened his own atelier in his apartment. During this time, he dressed glamorous women such as Marie-Hélène de Rothschild and Greta Garbo. During the 1980s, his renown grew and he opened a bigger facility in Paris, as well as boutiques in New York and Beverly Hills. Alaïa was soon known as the “King of Cling” for his design aesthetic.