Maison Martin Margiela Line 11 "11 Dollar Bill" Wallet - SS08


Maison Martin Margiela Line 11 "11 Dollar Bill" Wallet - SS08


    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 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. 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 0” specializes in reconstructing new garments out of used and abandoned pieces, giving the clothes a new life. As with several of Margiela's accessories, this wallet is based on an everyday item, in this case, paper currency. A tongue-in-cheek critique of capital this wallet features a fake laminated $11 dollar bill adhered onto a leather bi-fold wallet base. Hair-tie closure. Instead of a president, the decorative dollar bills feature the silhouette of a figure. Worn throughout, fading on the dollar bill, and damage to the hair tie.

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