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Azzedine Alaïa Iconic Runway Butterfly Leggings, 1991


Azzedine Alaïa is perhaps one of the most notable designers of the early 21st century. Trained from an early age in the art of Parisian couture, Alaia worked under a variety of top design houses such as Dior, Guy Laroche, and Mugler before starting his own ready-to-wear-line in the 1980s. Alaïa's signature was drape and high-stretch fabrics that he used to masterfully sculpt around or fit to the form.

Made from one of his signature high-stretch knits, these leggings are from Alaïa's iconic Fall/Winter 1991 collection. On a pale beige ground, large butterflies are printed across the leggings with wings in tones of warm orange and lemon yellow. The leggings fit right at the waistline with the waistband having a double dashed line detail stitched around. With the warm tones of these leggings, they would pair well layered under a fall skirt or with a stylish sweater or shirt-dress.

Size estimate: XS/S

Waist: 24-26 inches

Hips: 34-36

Inseam: 28 inches

Rise: 11 inches

Length: 36.5 inches

The high-stretch fabric makes these leggings extremely comfortable and practical. In very good condition, there two small spots on one of the legs (one in the front, the other in the back). Professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed, high-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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