A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS: Azzedine Alaïa confirmed Monday he will join Paris couture week and do a “small showing” of ready-to-wear on Jan. 23 at his Paris headquarters. But trust fashion’s most resolute individualist to do it his way. While Yohji Yamamoto will show fall 2003 ready-to-wear and couturiers will show summer designs, Alaïa promises looks for all four seasons. “It’ll be a real mix,” he said. Also expect a glimpse of his new eyewear, made in collaboration with Alain Mikli, and an expanded collection of handbags.

This story first appeared in the January 7, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.