If you're familiar with Azzedine Alaia, you understand perfectly Cher's distress at the thought of laying down in a greasy parking lot wearing one of his creations.
This Tunisia-born couturier came to Paris in the late 1950s, and he has been a staple on the fashion front ever since. Although Alaia has no boutiques and refuses to advertise, his dresses are worn by celebrities, models, and society women the world over. Known for his ability to cut cloth, his signature style is marked by highlighting the shape of a women with only fabric and no adornments. The exposition runs through the end of January.