Get tangled up in Maison Martin Margiela’s spider-web waistcoat

If the title of this post hadn’t already given the game away, do you think you’d have guessed what this is, readers? Other than a spider’s web, obviously?

We don’t think we’d have guessed it was a waistcoat, so props to Maison Martin Margiela for creating yet another garment that doesn’t actually look like a garment. That must take a lot of skill, you know? Oh, and for those of you still struggling to see the “waistcoat” bit, here it is on a mannequin:

It’s er, still not what we’d call a “waistcoat”, but then again, it’s not actually what we’d call “clothes”, either, so hey ho. It also looks a lot like the kind of thing you’d be able to pick up in some gothic speciality store for less than £20, so it’s not the kind of thing we’d spend £215 on, either. If you would, though, hop over to Browns, with your cash at the ready.

[Thanks to Eva for the report!]

14 Comments

  • January 8, 2010

    Mousy

    Hmm… when I saw the first picture I thought that it’d be like a little bolero that could stretch reasonably tightly (keeping the spider web shape) across the upper back, not this floppy, floorlength monstrosity. And either way, it’s pretty useless!

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  • January 8, 2010

    Nyka

    HAHAHA! Now there’s a wardrobe must-have, if ever i saw one!

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  • January 8, 2010

    Shoesnotblues

    Come on now – any half-wit with a ball of yarn who’s learnt how do make a knot (that’s all of us above the age of four then) could make this “garment” on a boring night in.

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  • January 8, 2010

    Katie

    I didn’t even think that first picture was a piece of clothing. I thought it was some crappy Paint drawing.

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  • January 8, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    I reckon the people who buy this would also take up any investment opportunities offered in emails from Mariam Abacha…

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  • January 8, 2010

    Marianne

    Looks to me like it ought to be worn by the arch-enemy of the girl wearing the ‘skirt-trousers’ a few posts up. I’m sure they’d have some epic fights, once they got untangled from their respective outfits.

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  • January 8, 2010

    charles

    looks to me like a saggy yucky target; spiders would be offended to have this compared with their skillful webs!
    .-= charles´s last blog ..Wind Me Up In Wintry Webs: Today’s Outfit & Last Night’s Poem =-.

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  • January 9, 2010

    Vesper

    You should have played “Guess What It Is?” with this one. 🙂

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  • January 9, 2010

    Sheree

    I’m totally going to make this for next Halloween. =D

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  • January 9, 2010

    SnapandPrint

    It’s just bits of string…not a “waistcoat”.

    I coudl achieve the same effect with a ball of yarn at home.

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  • January 9, 2010

    Ash

    How is this a anything coat? It’s string. At first I thought this was a doodle in MS Paint.

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  • January 10, 2010

    Joey Sauer

    I agree with Ash. TOTALLY.
    .-= Joey Sauer´s last blog ..Self-Assessment =-.

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