Maison Martin Margiela: For the Eccentric Art-Hoarder in You

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Maison Martin Margiela is a house enamored with the idea of reappropriation; for this couture season, though, the in-house team has replaced the usual found items (i.e., baseball mitts, candy wrappers painstakingly embroidered onto silk) with vintage fabric sourced from private estates.

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This gives us bustiers made from Frank Lloyd Wright geometric patterns, pantsuits made from Raoul Duffy prints, and a tapestry coat bearing a Gauguin image. Like Donatella Versace, the Margiela team this season was inspired by tattoos — the famous tattoo artist Sailor Jerry, to be specific, whose work inspired two shirts. Also noteworthy: a dress seemingly inspired by James Turrell and — in a more typically Margiela-esque upcycling move — elaborate headpieces made out of buttons, beads and chains.

Here's the collection:

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Someone please be daring enough to wear the last piece - with arm pieces, sans headdress - to the Oscars. I'm looking at you Blanchette. You can pull it off.