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Vintage Maison Martin Margiela sale on

February 4, 2010 | 12:42 pm

MM-041-AW-99-00 Mad for Maison Martin Margiela? Then you won't want to miss a sale of more than 1,000 vintage and one-of-a-kind pieces from the avant-garde house -- set to unfurl at Resurrection Vintage Clothing in New York and Los Angeles on Feb. 13, with select pieces featured for sale on design auction website

The sale, "Resurrection's 20 Years of Martin Margiela: The Marcia Berger Collection," will showcase more than 1,000 pieces of Martin Margiela amassed by the late private collector and Los Angeles resident Marcia Berger, who collected pieces from the house's inception in the late 1980s through 2008. will be posting a catalog featuring about 300 of the items online.

Many of the clothes have never been worn -- and some are still in their original garment bags.

The collection includes more than 40 one-of-a-kind pieces, including a vintage top made from sewn-together kid gloves (2001), a vintage jacket made from various belts (2007) and a vintage military sock-assembled sweater (1991).

One hundred pairs of Margiela shoes and boots that have never been worn (including several pairs of his signature Tabi split-toe shoes) will also be available, and accessories include leather belts, gloves, bracelets made of shoe soles and an array of bags and purses made from hand gloves, white crocodile and Margiela's signature white muslin. There are also rare pieces of jewelry made from whacky materials including soda tabs, belt buckles, resin and hair. 

--Emili Vesilind

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Photo: A Maison Martin Margiela coat that will be up for sale. Credit: Resurrection Vintage Clothing