mmm spring summer 2000 backstage r

blog page ‘maison martin margiela, nylon waistbelt, ss2000’

spring summer 2000
photography: marina faust
designer: martin margiela



The SS 2000 show was the first of a pair of shows Margiela focused on overblown proportions applied to garments like trenchcoats, men’s shirts, bombers, and slip dresses, all of which were enlarged by 148, 150, or 200 percent.

Carefully placed price stickers and electronic security tags commented on the marketing and selling of fashion, as well. The models walked on de-heeled shoes, and instead of wearing a pair of stockings, the nylons were used as waist belts and accessories. 

Margiela choose not to show on a runway but, commented The New York Times, “on round tabletops in a room that looked set up for a Rotarian dinner.”

all images courtesy condé nast archive