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Azzedine Alaïa speaks his mind

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How often do people in the fashion industry says what he really thinks? Almost never, but if you are Azzedine Alaïa that's easy.

About Karl Lagerfeld:

" I do not like his fashion, and his spirit nor his attitude. It's too much caricature. Karl Lagerfeld never touched a pair of scissors in his life. That does not mean it's not good, but it's part of another system. It has the ability. One day takes pictures, makes the following campaign for Coca- Cola. I'd rather die than see my face in a car advertisement. We do the same job. And I think you are not doing them a favor to young stylists who might think it works well in the world of fashion. "

On Anna Wintour:

" As I said before. She runs the business very well, the U.S. edition of Vogue, but not the fashion part. When I see how it is dressed, I do not believe at all in your taste. I can say it out loud ! It has not shown my work in years even if I am the best sold in the U.S. and I have 140 square meters at Barneys. American women love me, I do not need her support at all. Anna Wintour does not get in the photos, just makes the PR and business, and scares everyone. But when she sees me, she is the one who fears me. Many people think like me, but say nothing because they fear not leave Vogue. Since, Who 'll remember Anna Wintour in the history of fashion? Nobody. For example, Diana Vreeland. She is remembered because it was very chic. What he did with the magazine was great, with Avedon and all these great photographers. Vogue remains while its editors come and go. "

On John Galliano:

" I do not know much about the subject, because it is very sad. And as I've said many times, the fashion world is a system that can not be interrupted. The system imposed Galliano, and many others, to make four collections (for the house, for men and four for women). When you have an idea a year,is a miracle ! That is not the essence of fashion. How can you be creative with these circumstances? For young designers is very difficult, and more for mature, they drink more, take more drugs... what I mean is that the system is not right. We have to see the work from another angle. The system is very stressful: many collections, a lot of pressure. And as in other areas, if you want to do good creative work takes time. What is the point? I'm working 24 hours a day. I had a house in Tunisia for 20 years, and never had time to go through the collections, costume fittings, etc.. "

Despite acknowledging that Alaïa is an excellent designer, do you match you with your opinion?

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  1. Guest101817
    How often do people in the fashion industry says what he really thinks? Almost never, but if you are Azzedine Alaïa that's easy.

    About Karl Lagerfeld:

    " I do not like his fashion, and his spirit nor his attitude. It's too much caricature. Karl Lagerfeld never touched a pair of scissors in his life. That does not mean it's not good, but it's part of another system. It has the ability. One day takes pictures, makes the following campaign for Coca- Cola. I'd rather die than see my face in a car advertisement. We do the same job. And I think you are not doing them a favor to young stylists who might think it works well in the world of fashion. "

    On Anna Wintour:

    " As I said before. She runs the business very well, the U.S. edition of Vogue, but not the fashion part. When I see how it is dressed, I do not believe at all in your taste. I can say it out loud ! It has not shown my work in years even if I am the best sold in the U.S. and I have 140 square meters at Barneys. American women love me, I do not need her support at all. Anna Wintour does not get in the photos, just makes the PR and business, and scares everyone. But when she sees me, she is the one who fears me. Many people think like me, but say nothing because they fear not leave Vogue. Since, Who 'll remember Anna Wintour in the history of fashion? Nobody. For example, Diana Vreeland. She is remembered because it was very chic. What he did with the magazine was great, with Avedon and all these great photographers. Vogue remains while its editors come and go. "

    On John Galliano:

    " I do not know much about the subject, because it is very sad. And as I've said many times, the fashion world is a system that can not be interrupted. The system imposed Galliano, and many others, to make four collections (for the house, for men and four for women). When you have an idea a year,is a miracle ! That is not the essence of fashion. How can you be creative with these circumstances? For young designers is very difficult, and more for mature, they drink more, take more drugs... what I mean is that the system is not right. We have to see the work from another angle. The system is very stressful: many collections, a lot of pressure. And as in other areas, if you want to do good creative work takes time. What is the point? I'm working 24 hours a day. I had a house in Tunisia for 20 years, and never had time to go through the collections, costume fittings, etc.. "

    Despite acknowledging that Alaïa is an excellent designer, do you match you with your opinion?

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