At Margiela, They Sewed Money Into Clothes

Maison Martin Margiela can always be counted upon for some unusual happenings: Previous outings have involved those crystal Kanye masks and faux tattoos. At today’s couture show, the offerings included a gown made, in typical artisanal fashion, from a patchworked-together Paul Poiret coat. The house also made a winking reference to couture’s costliness by sewing francs on the skirts of gowns. Unfortunately, since France adopted the euro in 2005, they won’t be of much use to you.

At Margiela, They Sewed Money Into Clothes