Maison Margiela Artisanal Silver Painted Jeans - AW99

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Maison Margiela Artisanal Silver Painted Jeans - AW99


    Deterring from the traditional celebrity lifestyle known throughout the industry, the elusive Martin Margiela believed that clothes should speak for themselves. Before his tenure at the Maison, Margiela studied under Jean Paul Gaultier as an assistant where he sought out to learn the ins and outs of a fashion house. After accomplishing what he set out to achieve Margiela was encouraged to establish his own house. Taking cues from French deconstructionist Jacques Derrida, the designer was known for looking back at the history of fashion and reinterpreting different styles. His most beloved line to this day “Line 010” specializes in reconstructing new garments out of used and abandoned pieces, giving the clothes a new life. This article was originally a pair of old Levis jeans that were hand-painted with a silver coat throughout the entirety of the garment. The coat is meant to wear off with time and conform to the wearer's body and develop its own unique patina. This particular pair has been worn with love and features rips on the knee, a crotch blowout along with fading and fraying throughout. 

    Size + Fit
    Marked size Small fits true to size 33 (please refer to measurements).
    33 inch waist
    29.5 inch inseam 
    39 inch total length