Friday, August 14, 2009


Alaia can create an optical illusion as sometimes his bodysuit and mini-skirt two piece ensembles look like a one piece when worn together. Take this ribbed ensemble below for example: to the naked eye, it looks like a sexy mini dress, but in reality it is a scoop neck long sleeve body suit with a high waisted skirt -- all in the same clinged-to-you-for-dear-life viscose blend stretchy and sexy material. Which brings us to the question: is it a bird or a plane...or rather, is it a dress or a two piece? That question can only be answered by you since you have options of wearing these pieces in a myriad of ways.

Alaia ribbed viscose bodysuit and miniskirt 2 piece set, c. 1980s. Both pieces marked XS SOLD
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