Azzedine Alaïa (Arabic: عز الدين عليّة, pronunciation: Aliya) is a Tunisian-born couturier and shoe designer, particularly successful since the 1980s.
Alaïa was born in Tunis, Tunisia on 7 June 1939. His parents were wheat farmers but his glamorous twin sister inspired his love for couture. A French friend of his mother fed Alaïa's instinctive creativity with copies of Vogue. He lied about his... Full Article At Wikipedia.org