‘Fragile’ shoes, plastic dress and dozens of other items created by Martin Margiela from the collections of 1989-2009 years are going to be sold in an online auction soon. Will you be bidding?
After the Paris retrospective of Martin Margiela at the Palais Galliera and the Margiela / Hermès exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Artcurial auction house is willing to sell two hundred works of the Belgian designer. This year, Margiela has 2 anniversaries: his fashion house is turning 30 years old, and 10 years have passed from the moment when the designer retired. From the 6th of March 6 to the 11th of March items from 1989–2009 collections will be presented online. You will be able to buy the famous Tabi boots made of black leather or covered with beige jersey, Maison Margiela oversized T-shirts, accessories-aviators and much more.
The items put up for auction come from several private collections, including some from the company Quidam de Revel. It was discovered by Philippe and Emmanuel Arros, who have been collecting clothing and accessories for more than 20 years, anything from haute couture to the best ready-to-wear pieces. In 2008-2009 they acquired about 300-400 items of Margiela at a time. The couple calls the oversized suede skirt (Spring/Summer 2000) and the ‘Fragile’ shoes (Spring/Summer 2006) the most emblematic pieces. Estimates range from 200-400 euros for a necklace to 2-3 thousand euros for a transparent “packing” dress.
On the 26th of February, a pre-auction exhibition opens at the Paris headquarters of Artcurial, organized jointly with Christophe Brunnquell. Christophe was an art director of the Purple magazine from 1993 to 2007. The most significant lots can be seen at 7 Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées up until the 6th of March.
Will you be bidding online? Let us know which pieces that are up for auction are your favourites.
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Text: Irina Gorskaia
Images: WWD, Vogue UK, ArtCurial