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September 13th     10:25 am


RagsAs well as cutting and reassembling old dresses, Margiela played more complex games when for Spring–Summer 1996 he exactly reproduced the lining of a 1950s cocktail dress as a contemporary dress, and then photographed the original lining of the dress inside out and screen-printed this image onto the new dress.
Martin Margiela, Spring–Summer 1996. Photograph Marina Faust, courtesy of La Maison Martin Margiela

Fashion at the Edge: Spectacle, Modernity and Deathliness by Caroline Evans, Yale University Press

Rags
As well as cutting and reassembling old dresses, Margiela played more complex games when for Spring–Summer 1996 he exactly reproduced the lining of a 1950s cocktail dress as a contemporary dress, and then photographed the original lining of the dress inside out and screen-printed this image onto the new dress.

Martin Margiela, Spring–Summer 1996. Photograph Marina Faust, courtesy of La Maison Martin Margiela

Fashion at the Edge: Spectacle, Modernity and Deathliness by Caroline Evans, Yale University Press

August 25th     10:50 pm


A Doll’s Wardrobe, Martin Margiela, Fall–Winter 1994–1995photography marina faust

Street Magazine Volumes 1 & 2, 1999

A Doll’s Wardrobe, Martin Margiela, Fall–Winter 1994–1995
photography marina faust

Street Magazine Volumes 1 & 2, 1999

August 25th     10:45 pm

Spring–Summer 1999, Garment Reproduced from a Doll’s Wardrobe. (Details and Disproportions are Reproduced in the Enlargement), Martin Margiela

Spring–Summer 1999, Garment Reproduced from a Doll’s Wardrobe. (Details and Disproportions are Reproduced in the Enlargement), Martin Margiela

March 7th     10:00 am

Garment Reproduced From A Doll’s Wardrobe, Martin Margiela, Spring–Summer 1999

Garment Reproduced From A Doll’s Wardrobe, Martin Margiela, Spring–Summer 1999

March 6th     9:16 am

Martin Margiela, Spring–Summer 1996photography marina faust

Martin Margiela, Spring–Summer 1996
photography marina faust

February 9th     10:36 am


fall–winter 1989–1990 pullover made with socks; spring–summer 1992 dress made with scarves ; spring–summer 2003 lurex t-shirt ; white painted tabis.

A Guide Issue 1: Maison Martin Margiela Artisanalphotography marina faust styling chien ching-ku

fall–winter 1989–1990 pullover made with socks; spring–summer 1992 dress made with scarves ; spring–summer 2003 lurex t-shirt ; white painted tabis.

A Guide Issue 1: Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal
photography marina faust styling chien ching-ku

(via mmm-maisonmartinmargiela)

January 25th     2:27 pm



BLESS Nº 00Furwigs
Having seen the fur wig advertisement in i-D magazine, the designer  Martin Margiela asked the designers to create wigs from salvaged fur  coats for his A/W 1997/98 fashion show. Each wig gave the silhouette a  particular and singular tone.
Photography by Cécile Bortoletti, Marina Faust and Maison Martin Margiela.

BLESScelebrating 10 years of themelessnessNº 00 — Nº 29

BLESS Nº 00
Furwigs

Having seen the fur wig advertisement in i-D magazine, the designer Martin Margiela asked the designers to create wigs from salvaged fur coats for his A/W 1997/98 fashion show. Each wig gave the silhouette a particular and singular tone.

Photography by Cécile Bortoletti, Marina Faust and Maison Martin Margiela.

BLESS
celebrating 10 years of themelessness
Nº 00 — Nº 29

January 25th     2:21 pm



BLESS Nº 00Furwigs
Having seen the fur wig advertisement in i-D magazine, the designer Martin Margiela asked the designers to create wigs from salvaged fur coats for his A/W 1997/98 fashion show. Each wig gave the silhouette a particular and singular tone.
Photography by Cécile Bortoletti, Marina Faust and Maison Martin Margiela.

BLESScelebrating 10 years of themelessnessNº 00 — Nº 29

BLESS Nº 00
Furwigs

Having seen the fur wig advertisement in i-D magazine, the designer Martin Margiela asked the designers to create wigs from salvaged fur coats for his A/W 1997/98 fashion show. Each wig gave the silhouette a particular and singular tone.

Photography by Cécile Bortoletti, Marina Faust and Maison Martin Margiela.

BLESS
celebrating 10 years of themelessness
Nº 00 — Nº 29

September 26th     11:49 pm

fall–winter 2005–2006, martin margielaphotography marina faust

fall–winter 2005–2006, martin margiela
photography marina faust

August 10th     4:46 am

patrick scallonfirst collaboration with the maison: fall–winter 1994–1995
how did you first get introduced to MMM?via minouche cooremans, via sophie pay, via jenny meirens
when/where/why/circumstances?27, quai au foin, brussels. a drinks party i hosted with minouche cooremans at my flat, late summer 1993. the party was held for all those travelling to minouche and paddy mcguire’s wedding. sophie pay, a friend of minouche’s sister and daughter of jenny meirens, co-founder of maison martin margiela, came along to boost the brussels representation amid all of the foreigners. sophie ended up in trouble with me! she took a cassette recorder to my bedroom to organise an alternative party and at quite a high decible level at that! fearing the reactions of my rather fierce neighbours i ended up playing sergeant-major insisting she switch off the music and return to the fray. the next day, at the wedding reception, i was seated beside jenny. minouche had been trying to have us meet for years and had finally succeeded. our conversation got off to a racing start. our vivid exchange on the fashion industry’s treatment of young designers cast us immediately to opposing sides of the debate. leaving the table and multiple empty wine bottles after the meal, agreeing to disagree, we each joined our separate group of friends amongst the crowd. as morning approached and the dancing crowd dwindled i had a tap on my shoulder. it was jenny reminding me of our pact to one day work on a book on the fashion industry together… the beginning of a long, complex and fulfilling friendship with sophie and jenny and relationship with the house!
what were you doing at that time/where were you living then?living and working in brussels, a city i loved and love, writing for my crust… copywriting, catalogues, speeches… my life.
what did we do together?i got a call from sophie in february 1994 to see if i was free to help on the sales of the collection – they needed an english speaker. i came to paris for two weeks for the sales. the first afternoon involved a meeting in the 18th arrondissement, passage ruelle. a meeting of pale faced and stressed people, all in white coats, all seated around a white table in a bare white room! the plans dealt out by jenny, the mistress of ceremonies, were unflinchingly military in their precision. all might well have been double-dutch for all i understood. i wasn’t at all sure what to make of it, them, that white place! a second army of people on the ground floor of this industrial hangar running frenetically around placing transparent plastic bags over the heads of many, many shop dummies and obscuring their eyes with black gaffer tape did nothing to calm the rising disquiet within me. these people were either missing something radical or were ON something radical!
as for the sales, my reason to be there, i was quickly convinced that i was probably one of the best sellers of the collection they ever had. they were lucky to have me! the wry rise of axel keller’s eyebrow any time i mentioned this over the following year led me to believe that nothing could have been further than the truth. apparently, i had been pathetic – couldn’t sell a dress in lining fabric – albeit a margiela one – to save my life! oh well! yet, unbeknownst to me, all was not lost for my future with maison martin margiela…
a few weeks later the phone rang, jenny meirens again, calling to see if i wouldn’t help out for the upcoming project of a presentation of the collection at nine shops around the world in september 1994. the presentation would show the collection to the press and the clients of the fashions stores at the same time – they might need a hand to explain this to many who would probably take the news rather badly! “could i come to help out for three months?” intrigued, i accepted. i agreed to help out,… 3 months became 6, 6 then 9, … and… 10 years later i am still here!
where do you live now?paris, paris, paris. beautiful yet distant.
a magazine curated by martin margiela
note: we do miss patrick scallon, former director of communications for the maison. hope he is doing well at dries van noten.

patrick scallon
first collaboration with the maison: fall–winter 1994–1995

how did you first get introduced to MMM?
via minouche cooremans, via sophie pay, via jenny meirens

when/where/why/circumstances?
27, quai au foin, brussels. a drinks party i hosted with minouche cooremans at my flat, late summer 1993. the party was held for all those travelling to minouche and paddy mcguire’s wedding. sophie pay, a friend of minouche’s sister and daughter of jenny meirens, co-founder of maison martin margiela, came along to boost the brussels representation amid all of the foreigners. sophie ended up in trouble with me! she took a cassette recorder to my bedroom to organise an alternative party and at quite a high decible level at that! fearing the reactions of my rather fierce neighbours i ended up playing sergeant-major insisting she switch off the music and return to the fray. the next day, at the wedding reception, i was seated beside jenny. minouche had been trying to have us meet for years and had finally succeeded. our conversation got off to a racing start. our vivid exchange on the fashion industry’s treatment of young designers cast us immediately to opposing sides of the debate. leaving the table and multiple empty wine bottles after the meal, agreeing to disagree, we each joined our separate group of friends amongst the crowd. as morning approached and the dancing crowd dwindled i had a tap on my shoulder. it was jenny reminding me of our pact to one day work on a book on the fashion industry together… the beginning of a long, complex and fulfilling friendship with sophie and jenny and relationship with the house!

what were you doing at that time/where were you living then?
living and working in brussels, a city i loved and love, writing for my crust… copywriting, catalogues, speeches… my life.

what did we do together?
i got a call from sophie in february 1994 to see if i was free to help on the sales of the collection – they needed an english speaker. i came to paris for two weeks for the sales. the first afternoon involved a meeting in the 18th arrondissement, passage ruelle. a meeting of pale faced and stressed people, all in white coats, all seated around a white table in a bare white room! the plans dealt out by jenny, the mistress of ceremonies, were unflinchingly military in their precision. all might well have been double-dutch for all i understood. i wasn’t at all sure what to make of it, them, that white place! a second army of people on the ground floor of this industrial hangar running frenetically around placing transparent plastic bags over the heads of many, many shop dummies and obscuring their eyes with black gaffer tape did nothing to calm the rising disquiet within me. these people were either missing something radical or were ON something radical!

as for the sales, my reason to be there, i was quickly convinced that i was probably one of the best sellers of the collection they ever had. they were lucky to have me! the wry rise of axel keller’s eyebrow any time i mentioned this over the following year led me to believe that nothing could have been further than the truth. apparently, i had been pathetic – couldn’t sell a dress in lining fabric – albeit a margiela one – to save my life! oh well! yet, unbeknownst to me, all was not lost for my future with maison martin margiela…

a few weeks later the phone rang, jenny meirens again, calling to see if i wouldn’t help out for the upcoming project of a presentation of the collection at nine shops around the world in september 1994. the presentation would show the collection to the press and the clients of the fashions stores at the same time – they might need a hand to explain this to many who would probably take the news rather badly! “could i come to help out for three months?” intrigued, i accepted. i agreed to help out,… 3 months became 6, 6 then 9, … and… 10 years later i am still here!

where do you live now?
paris, paris, paris. beautiful yet distant.

a magazine curated by martin margiela

note: we do miss patrick scallon, former director of communications for the maison. hope he is doing well at dries van noten.

July 1st     10:26 pm

spring–summer 1997, martin margiela photography marina faustbelgian fashion design

spring–summer 1997, martin margiela
photography marina faust
belgian fashion design

June 27th     11:15 pm

spring-summer 1996, martin margielaphotography marina faustbelgian fashion design

spring-summer 1996, martin margiela
photography marina faust
belgian fashion design

April 27th     9:18 am

martin margiela (9/4/1615)invitation to first solo exhibition at museum boijmans van beuningen, rotterdam, the netherlandsphotography marina fauststreet magazine volumes 1 & 2 (1999)

martin margiela (9/4/1615)
invitation to first solo exhibition at museum boijmans van beuningen, rotterdam, the netherlands
photography marina faust
street magazine volumes 1 & 2 (1999)

April 27th     7:28 am

spring–summer 1999 photography marina faust street magazine volumes 1 & 2 (1999)

spring–summer 1999
photography marina faust
street magazine volumes 1 & 2 (1999)

April 27th     7:28 am

spring–summer 1999 photography marina faust street magazine volumes 1 & 2 (1999)

spring–summer 1999
photography marina faust
street magazine volumes 1 & 2 (1999)

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