Daylight Robbery? The Rope Stole

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA 1 STOLE

Can someone tell us when, exactly, a mess of rope became couture? And worth £142? Because we’re pretty sure we could recreate this look for around a tenner down at the local hardware store… Seriously, this isn’t even silk rope, oh no – it’s 100% viscose!

On a more practical note, we can only imagine the fun to be had trying to untangle ourselves from this following a couple of cocktails. And surely a “stole” of this nature carries an automatically increased risk of strangulation?

Sorry, Margiela, but we’re really not sold on this one.

Maison Martin Margiela 1 stole, £142 from Yoox.com.

6 Comments

  • March 16, 2011

    Kota

    I would not buy that hideous thing for any price. However, with as flexible as that rope seems to be, maybe it could be loosely crocheted.

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  • March 16, 2011

    Kota

    in more of a recognizable pattern.

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  • March 16, 2011

    lizvocal

    I have a hard enough time keeping the ends of my wrap out of the food. This would be a nightmare at a buffet.

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  • March 16, 2011

    andrew

    no thanks

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  • March 29, 2011

    Janeth

    I think that the ropes are just in case you have to tie up your dog or something

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  • April 18, 2011

    Rock Hyrax

    Ah, a way to re-use your spiderweb-waistcoat once it’s become irretrievably tangled:
    http://www.thefashionpolice.net/2010/01/get-tangled-up-in-maison-martin-margielas-spider-web-waistcoat.html/spiderweb-waistcoat

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