Martin Margiela and I met when i did the catwalk for his show spring/ summer -96 ( or was it 99? ) in an old building at la place St. Sulpice in Paris. Me and the other models spent the day together, getting ready for the show and I took a lot of backstage pictures as we were hanging out, talking and sharing about our lives. I put the camera to Margielas face as well but was told not to…but I know that somewhere I have a picture of him and in time I shall find it. He made the dress I was wearing, on my body, draping and stitching it minutes before the show started.More about that later…Now I share my pics from the H&M release of some of his RE: EDITIONS…
Peter Siepen of course choose these pants…or they choose him.
My own Margiela coat on the floor while I was trying on some of the clothes (in a quiet corner and got some help finding what I was looking for).
Pablo, a pro tailor from the Opera…
and many others found their treasures.
The staff really helpful and friendly. As I was there taking in all the aspects of H&M, what I like and don`t like, I always come to the human being. That is what i like the most. The human beings! And I want them to be paid well. And have good homes. And time with their families. And know that they are honored for the work they do. Making garments is a BIG job, it takes lots of hours. And I must say that these Margiela garments are very well made even though it can not be compared to the originals. I just want the human beings making them to be well loved for it. So I say THANK YOU to each and every one involved. And I have some great economically beneficial ideas for the future.
LOTS of shopping done! The packaging is great. Wish I could buy the white boxes and use for other things. I fell in love with them. Most of these bags are filled with clothes for my god friend Olof who had no time to shop and I was happy to do it for him.
I wear my Margiela coat that I choose for myself after the show I did for him.
ONE of my absolute favorite coats. It is BIG, has no sleeves; BIG pockets where a lot can fit in and I can wear it over other coats. Great!