R.I.P.

Fashion Designer Azzedine Alaïa Dead at 77

Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaïa, an icon in the fashion world known for his body-con designs, has died in Paris at the age of 77, according to French media. Alaïa, who gained the moniker "King of Cling" for his snug-fitting attire, worked closely with Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell, and former First Lady Michelle Obama was known to wear his designs. No further details have been released on Alaïa's death, but Twitter tributes came pouring in Saturday to mourn the loss of a fashion legend. A fiercely private designer, Alaïa's designs defied fashion norms and largely defined the 1980s, for which he gained a cult-like status.