Exclusive Margiela pieces go on sale on the web

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Belgian designer Martin Margiela has opened an archive of over 100 one-of-a-kind pieces to the public on yoox.com.

Clothes on sale span the years 2005-2009 and include the infamous 'wig jacket,' selling at $11,795, which seems almost reasonable considering that it took 50 hours to make, as well as the 'record dress' ($8,775).

A leather jacket made from cut and flattened soccer balls goes for $8,995, while an evening gown entirely constructed from shoestrings is listed for $6,295.

The least expensive piece of the collection, a men's jacket made of fabric cut-outs, goes for $2,425.

Margiela is regarded as one of the most mysterious figures in fashion due to his secrecy and shyness, which makes this sudden 'democratic' move of selling his museum-ripe pieces on a non-exclusive shopping site even more extraordinary.

Site: yoox.com

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