Catwalk Calling: Animal Prints Reign Supreme at Alaïa’s FW91 Show

Catwalk Calling: Animal Prints Reign Supreme at Alaïa’s FW91 Show

Flashback to 1991, where the runways were ablaze with profoundly unique designs only Azzedine Alaïa himself could produce.

Flashback to 1991, where the runways were ablaze with profoundly unique designs only Azzedine Alaïa himself could produce.

Text: Danielle Combs

From the beginning, sexy knits were Azzedine Alaïa’s calling card, so it wasn’t a surprise to see them in his Fall 1991 collection. But the response to the show was indeed overwhelming—a feat all the more remarkable considering it was presented months after the season had concluded. What made the show so unforgettable and undeniably appealing was its anthropomorphism, infusing the range with butterfly and leopard-print knits. Each look that walked the runway was transformative, adding a new sense of “animal magnetism” to his iconic body-con silhouettes.

Click through the slideshow to witness one of Azzedine Alaïa’s most daring and unique runway collections.

Credits: Photos via Vogue Runway

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