Alaia Boutique on Mercer

A Vanity Fare magazine article entitled All Eyes on Alaïa by AMY FINE COLLINS in AUGUST 23, 2012 wrote about the great designer Azzedine Alaia. Here’s a quote from the article that references the stunning Alaia boutique thats now gone.

“In 1988 client Jacqueline Schnabel opened a pioneering gallery-style Azzedine Alaïa boutique in SoHo, at 131 Mercer Street, with an interior designed by her husband, Julian, whose work Alaïa, a quietly voracious art patron—collected. With its crusty cast-bronze rolling racks, topped with anthropomorphic finials, salvaged-oak floors, and raw plaster-cast vitrines, Jacqueline Schnabel’s primitive-chic store became a mecca not only for fashion connoisseurs but also for art students.”