The fashion world lost one of its most legendary couturiers, Azzedine Alaïa, on Saturday. Following the news of the loss, tributes started to pour in from fashion insiders, friends, and fans. Lady Gaga, one of his close friends, decided to honor the Tunisian designer by dipping into his archives and wearing his creations at the 2017 American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, a day after he passed away in Paris. Though the singer was in Washington DC on tour and not actually at the awards ceremony, she still managed to steal the spotlight on her very own step and repeat.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 19, 2017
The 31-year-old – who took home the award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist – documented her two outfits on Instagram and Twitter, where a giant, black-and-white image of her and the designer sits as her header. In the first photo, Gaga is wearing a gingham rendition of the designer’s famed body-con gowns that clothed the 90s supermodels and his muses Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford. For the second look, “The Cure” singer opted for a form-fitting black dress, which she paired with sky-high platform stilettos. “When the #AMAs brings the red carpet to you! #AMAsRedCarpet #AMAsxGAGA wearing the one and only #Alaïa” she captioned the image.
Lady Gaga has been a loyal fan of Alaïa for years, wearing his designs on the red carpet on many different occasions. Who could forget when she stepped out at the 2015 Oscar Awards wearing a shimmering white, crocodile-textured dress paired with red rubber gloves signed Alaïa?
After his passing, she took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message about their special friendship: “I’ll mourn forever the loss of my friend.”