Skirt, Martin Margiela

  • Martin Margiela

  • Label in printed canvas inside middle back, black on ecru: "REPRODUCTION OF A CLOTHING / A DOLLER DRESS GUARD - / * Straight skirt of a tailor / United States. Early 1960s (FINISHINGS AND DISPROPORTIONS RETURN TO HUMAN SIZE"
  • Ready-to-wear, Spring-Summer 1995
  • Printed cotton canvas. Silver plated metal.
  • GAL2019.1.33
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018 – Ancienne collection Vicky Roditis
  • 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.

The following season, Spring-Summer 1995, saw the return of these five groups, to which was added a sixth group reflecting Martin Margiela's interest in the back of clothes since its inception: the linings worn as clothing.

The "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 were respected. On this model, as for a real doll skirt, the tweed was printed in trompe-l'oeil and the zipper was enlarged to the maximum. Here again, no claw, but a printed cotton label explaining the designer's approach.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson