Rizzoli New York joined the ranks of the city’s legendary institutions when the bookstore’s doors first opened on Fifth Avenue in 1964. And when the publishing operation began in 1974, Rizzoli brought that same elevated, sapient experience to our bookcases and coffee tables with the highest quality illustrated books. Today, Rizzoli represents a lifestyle of art-centric, forward-thinking, and thought-provoking mentality through their publishing and museum exhibitions. Every next Rizzoli release is a reminder that their editors have their finger on the pulse of what’s happening both today and tomorrow across the world of design and taste.
Azzedine Alaïa (1935–2017) was regarded as a contemporary fashion genius. Edited by his closest friend, Carla Sozzani, this new volume presents an unprecedented view into Alaïa’s early life and career, from his native Tunisia and 1956 arrival in Paris to his breakthrough 1982 New York show.