Yoox is selling one-of-a-kind Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal pieces. I want them all, especially this dress, described as “silk crepe that is decorated with old 33 and 45 vinyl records. The records have been colored, then heat-modeled in order to contour the body.” Fan-fucking-tastic! But it’s $8,775.
If I were 25 years younger and famous enough to have been invited to the recent Crillon Ball, I would have insisted on wearing this dress and felt best-dressed by far. Seriously. I saw what the little girls wore and this dress kicks the ASS of any dress worn that night. In fact, this dress more than kicks ass. It grabs a damn golf club, chases after the other dresses, smashes the window of their Escalades and causes them to drive into fire hydrants. Sorry, Karl Lagerfeld. You lose this time.
I love pieces that trail to a point this week. I started considering this “dress” (I’d wear it as a top, of course) from Swank Vintage a couple of days before I saw the Margiela. It’s only $225. Very reasonable compared to the vinyl record dress.
Should I get it? I’m sure I’d have to have Jean of Ghost Tailor take it in. It’s a bit too smock-like for me as it is. While you mull that over, take a moment to vote for me in the Drysdale Awards if you haven’t already done it. I’m up for Blog With the Most Swearing, Blog That is Clearly Contracted to Endorse a Product or Service, and Blogger of the Year. Help me win, dammit!
UPDATED TO ADD: Here’s another reason you should vote for me for blogger of the year: I am not too fucking lazy to do a simple Google search in order to bring you correct information. My link on Margiela’s name in the first sentence of this post is to this New York Times article with a photo of the designer. Meanwhile, more famous bloggers write nonsense about how Margiela has never been photographed. Too lazy to Google! How do you like that shit?
Mish Dish says
I almost lost it over the golf club reference…bril. Your right that dress would have kicked dress ass.
The Owl's Closet says
wow, that vinyl dress is intense! awesome design:D gotta love yoox, especially when they have they’re end of the season sale!! lol:D
Wow I need to visit Yoox more often. That dress on the top is fabulous!
Midtown Girl says
Get it – and totally wear it as a dress ala Jennifer Lopez with her green dress @ the Grammy’s – OMG you would look AWESOME!!
Sister Wolf says
Margiela shmargiela, you need a Chanel bag.
p.s. Tiger Woods is just what I needed! It’s a gift from god.
sharon rose says
Hi there-the Swank Vintage piece is a gorgeous pattern, I say go for it!!
Make Do Style says
Ha very good reference indeed and you would look the bees knees in this dress – I would look an idiot.
However the Swank Village number is a good second – even I could pull it off.
No cha cha hangin’ out for you?
You’d be channeling your inner Gaga!
That dress DOES KICK ASS, and I love the visual of it chasing after other dresses. I certainly think that age has nothing to do with wearing it – you just need a smokin’ bod and a youthful attitude, and you have both in spades, so go for it. I hope Santa leaves that dress under your tree.
You already know how I feel about this one.
I’m going on record about that top MM one, though. It really is groovy! You’ll buy it when you get a-ROUND to it!
I’m brand spankin’ and slappin’ new here. I saw you torching up the polls on the Drysdales and had to come over and see what all the fuss is about.
I sooooooo get it.
Oh God, and that vinyl record dress is freaking brilliant. I wonder if I could make one myself…. I’m sure I’ve got an old stash of Debbie Gobson records in the garage somewhere. Theraputic is what that’ll be.
deja pseu says
Ooh, yes! You should get the Swank Vintage dress!!!
I just almost snorted my espresso out my nose over the golf club reference.
Wow, that record dress is awesome! I would wear that too…25 years ago.
I think you should go for the top – it’s very you. The colours will look fab on you.
Wow! Those are unique dresses. I think you should get it because it looks different from other dresses. Will definitely make you noticed.
And btw, I love “FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC”. That’s my new, favorite word now.
The Vinyl record dress? FREAKING AMAZING!!! wow! why does no one ever wear dresses like this to balls? Just amazing,it would definately have any eyes on you!
Amazing, a real collectors piece.
pretty face says
Yep, I would buy it and wear it with leggings and boots to show off the awesomeness of the trail. But I would also be scared that it would get stepped on and muddy.
belle de ville says
Brilliant! I’m cracking up about the golf club.
I already voted for you once, but I will certainly sign in shadily as another person and do it again! Anything to promote your profanity….LOVE IT! And, brava about the Margiela photo….F those bloggers too lazy to google.
Lenya Jones says
Buy the dress. It would look fab on you!
How do I like that shit??
Wendy B- I like that shit a LOT.
Fashion CHALET says
Oh, I kNOW!
I’m definitely going to make a point of coming back. LOVE isn’t a big enough word for NYC coming from my standpoint!<3
Definitely get it! A top with a tail is awesome!
Wrecked Stellarw says
I love both of those dresses- the prints are so bold and fun! And your ‘update’ just cracked me up 🙂 xo, mel
Topaz Horizon says
Your “fun-fucking-tastic” seriously kicks ass than my own “fantabulous”!
The vinyl dress is amazing.
I voted for you. You’re running away with the votes, sweetheart!
The Margiela one is so cool! I love the colors and shapes from all the records.
I love that record dress.
Wendy, I would love to see you upstaging the other debs in that Margiela dress! None of them really looked like they were having fun with their clothes at the Crillon ball. You might even pass for 18…I heard you get carded regularly.
Miss Wendy B – I’ve been stalking your blog since I noticed you over at the shoe girl!!
Umm – re: that link you hyperlinked about the crillon ball – did you read all those comments bashing up Jane (and her crappy posture)??
YOU WOULD’VE STOLEN THE SHOW. nobody would have taken a second glance at stupid Jane and her duvet-covered elongated parisian tshirt, if you’d popped up in a RECORD/VINYL dress!!!!
I think you’re a riot and I am glad I found your blog!!! (and jewelry.. 🙂 )
that vinyl dress is very cool!
but is it actually wearable?
Marta from With Love... says
WIcked dress so art-y but the second option just as beautiful and definitely far more wearable 🙂
Heard lots about you. You swear more than I thought you would. We will get along just fine!
Margiela embodies fan-fucking-tastic. Are you also up for most accurate blogger. Cuz my lazy ass didn’t do the google either…
Ima go vote fer you now.
Cheryl Lynn says
These pieces are beautiful. Thanks so much, Wendy, for dropping by my little neck of the woods.
Have a great week.
The Little Fashion Treasury says
the prices of these Martin Margiela pieces are…amazing 😉
Love also the chain detailed top ….
Have a lovely week ahead!!!