Ensemble, Martin Margiela

COAT MADE OF A REAL DUVET, PAIR OF REMOVABLE SLEEVES AND COAT COVER MADE OF RECOVERED AND OVER-DYED BLANKET

  • Martin Margiela

  • Label 4 stitching points and large canvas label on the coat: "No / allergenic // Feathgerlight // Down // Outter fabric 100% cotton / Filling 100% Goose down //[washing logos] /[washing instructions]
  • Ready-to-wear, Fall-Winter 1999-2000
  • Flower sheets recovered. Off-white cotton canvas. Brown cotton canvas edging. Goose down.
  • GAL2019.1.41.1-4
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

The highlight of Martin Margiela's Fall-Winter 1999-2000 collection is an object turned into clothing: a duvet filled with feathers transformed into a winter coat. In this real square cotton quilt are zipped two removable long sleeves. A brown cotton braid underlines the perimeter. The printed label of the Italian duvet and down manufacturer Feather Light covers, as on real duvets, one of the lower corners of the coat.

In the film of the collection, old floral motifs are projected on its white surface. Because the coat can be worn alone or covered with a duvet cover made of old over-dyed flowery sheets from the 1970s or old khaki military blankets. To protect it from the rain, a special opaque PVC cover is used, under which the designer has slipped a Christmas garland.

Auteur de la notice : Alexandre Samson