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Rihanna, Victoria Beckham and More Remember Azzedine Alaïa on Social Media

Famed designer Azzedine Alaïa died of a heart attack in Paris today. He was 77.

Alaïa was well-respected within the fashion community and attracted legions of fans. In the wake of his death, designers and other celebrities have taken to social media to celebrate his life.

The designer served as a father figure for numerous supermodels, including Naomi Campbell and Stephanie Seymour, who posted a shot of Alaïa giving her a hug with the caption, “My papa.”

Kourtney and Kim Kardashian also posted tributes to the designer on Instagram, with Kourtney reflecting on a time she and her sister ate lunch cooked by Alaïa.

Rihanna posted a sweet tribute to Alaïa as well, writing simply, “my dear, ALAIA… you will live on forever. rip.”

Among the designer set, some were hit hard by the death of a man they considered a mentor.

Brandon Maxwell posted a long tribute to Alaïa, calling the late designer, ” My idol, the golden standard, the greatest that will have ever been.”

Others, including Victoria Beckham and Alber Elbaz, echoed Maxwell’s words of praise for the late designer.

While Alaïa dressed numerous celebrities for big events over the years, many fans on social media platforms are pointing to a scene in the ’90s teen flick “Clueless,” in which Alicia Silverstone’s character, Cher Horowitz, gets robbed and refuses to bend to the ground because she’s wearing an Alaïa dress.

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