Wednesday, August 14, 2013

1997-2003

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Once upon a time, before Christophe Lemaire, before Jean Paul Gaultier, there was Martin Margiela. More Margiela-era Hermes here and here, and the Initiale bag here.

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9 comments:

  1. I LOVED Margiela at Hermes and thanks for sharing the links...I remember that autumn 98 collection with Maggie Cheung walking the show and I thought it was the chicest, most luxurious thing.

    Looking back now I realised his designs were very in step with the mood of the time - before logomania took over - Michael Kors at Celine and Narciso Rodriguez at Loewe and even Marc Jacob's first few collections for Louis Vuitton were doing a very classic, minimal look. It's amazing how everything still feels very spot on, right now.

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  2. Thanks for the links! So many great looks there! I must confess I was not familiar with Margiela's work for Hermès. Seeing the runway pictures from the links brought back memories of looks spotted in magazines a long time ago though. I agree with Lin, the clothes and the way theyre styled still feel completely accurate.

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  3. such inspiring looks...obsessed with that first hermes image and that dress with the open back...beautiful montage!

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  4. Wow, I haven't seen some of these images before I once wrote a piece for my blog about Hermes and Margiela, but I did not have the same resources that you have. Thanks for sharing. Here's a link to my piece, as well:
    http://trulyenthusiastically.blogspot.com/2013/04/hermes-and-martin-margiela-folklore.html

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  5. these images are breathtaking. that bag and the grey turtleneck are still so 'now'.

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  6. And what an era that was! Thank you for bringing it back into the spotlight, as it deserves.
    Ada

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