Margiela Couture
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04.2014

Margiela Couture

Maison Martin Margiela entrusted Surface to photograph their Spring 2014 couture for our 8th issue of the rebranded magazine. The collection weaves bolts and scraps of printed interior decor into distinct Margiela bricolage wonders. It recalls, recasts and reimagines the rarified interiors of the private collections from which they were sourced. The Mariano Fortuny, Frank Lloyd Wright and Paul Gauguin fabrics, carpets, and other textiles assume new meaning in this acclaimed ‘collector’s collection.’

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ROBE DU SOIR Bustier dress cut from the tapestry “Le coq” by Jean Lurçat, edited by Corot (c.1955). Production time: 47 hours / Tapestry sourced in Brussels, Belgium, silkscreened cotton twill, silk satin.
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ROBE DU SOIR Draping from a “Label Lap Blanket”, a New York carriage cover-up (c.1900), mounted onto a couture corset. Production time: 48 hours / “Label Lap Blanket” sourced in New York, USA – private collection, silk satin, duchesse satin.
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ENSEMBLE Sleeveless suit embroidered with small found objects, skirt cut from the tapestry “Le Potier” by Robert Debiève, edited by Corot (c.1950).Production time: 65 hours for the jacket and 18 hours for the skirt / Tapestry sourced in Nantes, FR.