Azzedine Alaïa Once Drew on Socialite Susan Gutfreund's Body with Chalk

The interior designer and socialite says that fashion's always been a part of her life – going back to the '80s, when Azzedine Alaïa worked his magic at her fitting with nothing more than a piece of jersey and chalk.

Released on 9/16/2016

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I've been passionate about fashion
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for as long as I can remember.
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I used to make clothes for my dolls.
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Or I would do long dresses
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and I'd bead them and
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things like that.
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I once gave a lecture at Sotheby's about
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collecting wearable art
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and that was one of the questions,
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do mean you actually wear someone else's clothes.
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And I said I absolutely do.
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And I remember also having an experience with Azzedine Alaia
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in the early 80's when he took a piece of jersey
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and draped it on me and then took chalk
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and chalked out the dress on my body.
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And then when I received the dress
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it was all stitched where he'd done the chalk marks.
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It fit like a glove then,
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doesn't fit so much like a glove now. (laughs)
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Fits more like Spanx. (laughing)