T-Shirts featuring Azzedine Alaïa and Karl Lagerfeld's cat, ChoupetteThose who love Alaïa's laser-cut leather corsets and hand-carved stilettos no longer have to admire the designer from afar (or up-close in a Clueless DVD).
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That's thanks to artists Dana Veraldi and Kevin Tekinel, whose label Deer Dana just released new t-shirts paying homage to the style icon. Worn by everyone from Dakota Fanning to Jay-Z, the tees boast a cult following among the fashion crowd (Chanel muse Leigh Lezark is one of the regular house models) and feature hand-drawn illustrations of culture legends like Yves Saint Laurent and Jean-Michel Basquiat. (Model Agyness Deyn also got her own Deer Dana shirt; she wore it in Time Magazine.)
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The brand's newest addition is a cotton homage to Mr. Alaïa, though it wasn't always planned. "We were going to do [the late hip-hop star and Tommy Hilfiger model] Aliyah," admits Veraldi, "But we changed our minds and did Alaïa instead!"
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