Thanks to his perfectly proportioned "king of cling" dresses, Azzedine Alaïa is considered a master at his game. You don't have to be under 20 to look good in his garments. Tina Turner wears them well, as does every other beautiful woman with the courage and the curves. His boutique-workshop-apartment is covered with artwork by Julian Schnabel and is not the kind of place you casually wander into out of curiosity: the sales staff immediately makes you feel awkward in that distinctive Parisian way. Think $3,500 is too much for a dress? The Alaïa stock store (same building, different entrance) takes 50% off last season’s styles, samples, and gently worn catwalk items. Access it at 18 rue de la Verrerie.