One anonymous Instagram account — with a quiet 285 followers — boasts a comprehensive archive of stunning Margiela pieces, from the SS97 Stockman dummy pieces to AW97’s fur wig hats — and you can buy them. And who is this person, if not Martin Margiela himself? Only “email@example.com” is given as contact info. DAZED spoke to the anonymous collector, who was…sparse with their words and, apparently, provided images of bloody wounds?
The anonymous person said they had been collecting Margiela since age 19, with their last show being Spring/Summer ‘09 when Margiela left the label. And what do they think is missing in fashion today? “Poetry.” While they’re not getting rid of everything because they “need to be surrounded by some beauty in life,” the mysterious person said they are selling most of it because it’s “overwhelming.”