Yoox.com made dreams come true last November 2009 when it released a collection of 100 pristine, one-off Martin Margiela pieces from 2005-2009. Frenchie auction site 1stdibs.com garnered a similar reaction in December when it announced a partnership with upscale vintage boutique Resurrection to release pieces from private Margiela collector Marcia Berger's archive in February 2010. (Some items date back to 1989, when Margiela was actually designing the collection.) New information about what'll be on sale next month was finally released today. Exciting news, but it also raises the question, where is all this Margiela stuff coming from, and why are people eager to sell it? The economy is obviously one answer, but it doesn't satiate us. Know anything? Update: We've been told by someone close to the late Marcia Berger that she was an avid collector of Margiela. When we say avid, we mean that she owned every single women's piece that was produced from 1989 through the early 2000s. "Every single piece and every accessory," reiterates our source. It's unlikely, however, that Resurrection has acquired the entire collection. If they have, that means there are plenty more Margiela sales to come. Hopefully Berger's estate also donated a few pieces to a museum.
Yoox.com made dreams come true last November 2009 when it released a collection of 100 pristine, one-off Martin Margiela pieces from 2005-2009. French