Tunisian born Azzadine Alaïafirst opened his own (personale) Parisian atelier. His seductive dresses which followed curves (curve) attracted immediately the attention of Parisian women. He started his carrier (carriera) at the École des Beaux-Arts in Tunisia, and, after graduation (laurea), worked as a dressmaker’s assistant (assistente sarto). In 1957, he moved (si trasferì) to Paris and experienced (fece esperienza) at fashion houses like Christian Dior, Guy Laroche, and Thierry Mugler. He changed the woman’s silhouette, experimented (sperimentò) with fabrics (tessuti) that adhered close (aderivano) to the body, and invented the use of Lycra for different garments (accessori), such as (come) the body suit (body), cycling shorts (pantaloncini da ciclista) and stretch miniskirt (minigonne elasticizzate). Among the icons which first wore his models were Jane Fonda and Olivia Newton-John, Grace Jones (while starring as a Bond girl), Tina Turner, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Nielsen; among the new modern stars are Madonna, Janet Jackson, Naomi Campbell and Shakira .