Maison Martin Margiela black inside out blazer — spring 2000

Size: 42 (fits large)

Shoulder to shoulder: 43 cm

Armpit to armpit: 55 cm

Sleeve: 59 cm

Length: 78 cm

Could fit a men’s size XS, but the sleeves are on the short side



75% wool, 25% mohair

Lining: 100% cotton

Sleeve lining: 100% viscose




Women’s blazer constructed inside out and made in oversized proportions

‘Exclusive model, made in Italy’ tag on the outside

Contrasting black fabrics

2 outside pockets

Outside seams on the sleeves

3 buttons attached on the wrong inner side of the wrist

Fully lined, and the lining mirrors the exterior; it has the ‘Exclusive Model’ tag and similar pockets on the same position as the outside pockets.

Margiela blank label: runway garment

Worn on the Margiela fall 2000 runway, a continuation of overblown proportions applied to wardrobe staples, first presented on the spring 2000 runway

Collector’s item, part of MOMU Fashion Museum Antwerp’s collection


Condition: 4/5

Perfect except for one minor scuff on the left lapel, only visible if the light hits it at the right angle



About Maison Martin Margiela

Martin Margiela is a Belgian designer, graduating from the Royal Academy of fine arts in Antwerp.


He is often mistaken as one of the ‘Antwerp Six’.

At the time when Ann Demeulemeester,Walter van Beirendonck, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee were showcasing in London, Margiela was already working for Jean Paul Gaultier.


Martin Margiela stayed away from the public eye, remaining backstage after his shows and only allowing press to contact hem via fax.


Maison Martin Margiela’s discreet brand label consists of a blank piece of cloth or with the numbers 0-23. The trademark is attached with four small, white stitches, visible on the outside on unlined garments. The concept behind this was so the tag could be cut out, making the garment anonymous like it’s creator.


Margiela’s work is highly conceptual; a large piece of his repertoire is playing with conventions and recycling. Influenced by Rei Kawakubo, he works with deconstructed garments and frayed edges, nevertheless are his garments perfectly tailored. A lot of his work also includes trompe-l’oeil, a reference to René Magritte.


Martin Margiela was appointed as a Guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in 2010. His work is more often talked about as ‘art’ rather than fashion.


His most iconic piece is his tabi boot, Margiela’s interpretation of Japanese split-toe tabi socks.


Margiela left his eponymous label in 2009, leaving the creative staff to continue the collection for several seasons. In 2014 John Galliano was appointed as new head designer.

The only way now get an original Martin Margiela piece, is only by buying vintage Margiela clothing.

Additional information

Weight 1.7 kg
Womens size