03/17/2011 09:09 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Azzedine Alaia: Fashion Industry Pressures Are 'Inhumane'

Azzedine Alaïa -- a man who's been in the designing game since the 1980s and dressed everyone from Cher Horowitz ("Clueless," people) to First Lady Michelle Obama -- talked to Women's Wear Daily about the pressures associated with the industry.

Of the many yearly deadlines for new collections, Alaïa told the fashion newspaper, "It's inhumane." Naturally, the conversation turned to John Galliano. Alaïa remarked, "It's sad. He's a friend. It's too much: too many collections; too much pressure." He wouldn't speculate about who might take the helm at Dior, lamenting, "There are some people who are irreplaceable."

Read the rest at WWD (subscription required) and for more reactions from the fashion community on what's happened with Galliano, click here.