Wig, Martin Margiela & Bless


  • Martin Margiela & Bless

  • Virgin canvas label held by 4 stitches, inside middle back. Gold-plated brass label (oxidized) engraved, under the label: "BLESS".
  • Ready to wear, Fall-Winter 1997-98, "Winter Stockman" collection
  • Fur (of fox?) from a recovered coat.
  • GAL2019.1.37
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

All models of the Martin Margiela Fall-Winter 1997-1998 fashion show are topped with wigs, short or long, made in collaboration with Bless, a fashion and design studio founded in 1997 by Désirée Heiss in Paris and Ines Kaag in Berlin.

The previous year, this Franco-German brand created a wig in the "Ziggy Stardust" style, published in the English magazine i-D. When Martin Margiela discovered it, he offered to the brand a collaboration, on condition that the furs were recovered on old flea-coloured fur coats, dismantled in his workshops, and that the wigs imitated real hairstyles according to his drawings. The colours of mink, fox, raccoon or rabbit wigs range from black to beige. Inside the headdresses, the inscriptions and stamps on the back of the skins of the old coats have been preserved. Bless's brand, a gilded rivet engraved with his name, marks each piece next to Martin Margiela's virgin label.

>> Discover the show on Vogue.fr

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson