Items by Loris Azzaro on Swank Vintage:
Loris Azzaro was born (1933) in Tunisia of Sicilian parents. In the early 1960s he went to Paris to start a career in fashion and by the late 1960s he was the toast of the town. He is best known for making glamorous party dresses featuring ornate beading, knits and daring cut outs. He was also known to use brightly colored chains woven onto shirts to make intricate chainmail dresses and tops. Over the course of his long career he dressed numerous celebrities including Dalida, Sophia Loren, Raquel Welch, Marisa Berenson, Claudia Cardinale, Isabelle Adjani, Kate Winslet and Nicole Kidman.