Skirt, Martin Margiela

REPRODUCTION OF A DOLL'S EVENING SKIRT, ENLARGED TO A HUMAN SIZE

  • Martin Margiela

  • Inside printed canvas label on the left front, black on ecru: "REPRODUCTION OF A CLOTHING / A DOLLER DRESS GUARD - / * Skirt of an evening toilet. Early'60s. (FINISHES AND DISPROPORTIONS ARE ON A HUMAN SCALE)"
  • Ready-to-wear, Fall-Winter 1994-95
  • Black acetate satin. Silver plated metal.
  • GAL2019.1.32
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

For the Fall-Winter 1994-95 collection, Martin Margiela chose to separate his collection into five groups, mixing the elements to compose his outfits.

Among them, "Group III" takes existing clothes, but translated into another scale, a process dear to the creator. It reproduces the wardrobe of a doll's wardrobe from the 1960s and 1970s, enlarged to a human scale. The exact cut and disproportions have been respected, the buttonholes that have become fake cover giant snaps, while the jersey meshes are enlarged to the maximum. Here again, no trademark, but a printed cotton label explaining the designer's approach.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson