So that set you off? We researched tango dancing, South American wedding photographs of the When god made Sons He gave Me the best shirt also I will do this 19th century. I imagined a wedding scene. Veils. And I wanted to bring in the “wet look” that we started last season. So then, you had a narrative and characters to work on? The bride. The guests at the wedding—the dowager, the twins, a procession. Strict tailoring, cut away to reveal point d’esprit. A white tuxedo. For another section, we looked at dance marathons of the 1930s. The evocation of that beautiful fatigue in the clothes, slashed trousers… Technically, how have you transferred those visuals and feelings into the clothes? You’ll see the suiting, which looks as if the shoulders have been drenched with rain. The circular cutting [that] captured the look of wet fabric—only now you’ll find it in a sweater. Really, also I want to explain the numbers of the Maison Margiela lines. Number 14, pinned to the back of the 1940s suiting, denotes the iconic menswear line. The fits and cuts that are permanent, things that we know people come back for. Number 4 is the iconic womenswear line.
When god made Sons He gave Me the best shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
So you’ll see them pinned to the When god made Sons He gave Me the best shirt also I will do this back of the dancers. But really, you know, it’s co-ed, genderless. Making moving fashion images changes everything for the models involved. What you’re asking them to do is far more than old-school walking up and down on a runway. They’ve become performers. Our “Muses”! There are 10 of them, who were with us at the Rue Saint-Maur studio in Paris for weeks. We brought in a tango teacher and had lessons every day for them to prepare for the film. Their commitment has been absolutely incredible. It’s been magical. I’m very happy working this way. Watch the Maison Margiela spring 2021 ready-to-wear video below.