Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 1989:
Records of hard rock music alternated with softer 1970’s rock. The models’ hair was loosely brushed forward, eyes blackened and lips were red. A line imitating a stocking seam, trompe l’oeil, was drawn in pencil on the back of back legs.
The collection contained only one silhouette: to the ankle, very narrow, with cropped shoulders. Japanese workmen’s shoes were mounted on thick round heels.
There were three groups of color: degrees of white worn against the skin. The sleeves of a sweater or shirt are worn alone, skirts and trousers had knees moulded by darts. Suntan marks were visible on the skin. Degrees of red were combined. Faces were veiled in bright colored cotton. The models footprints marked the white cotton runway with red paint. Black and transparent garments were printed with tattoo motifs. As a finale to the show all of the models come out wearing ‘Haute Couture’ work coats.