Design and Colour | 3. Martin Margiela commissioned two very different invitations for his spring 1993 ready-to-wear show. One was white, and the other black. Each colour determined which of the two runway shows he planned to stage simultaneously from 8.30pm onwards at opposite ends of Montmartre Cemetery in Paris, the recipient was invited to attend, and what colour the clothes would be. Those who received a black invitations would see the collection in that colour, and vice versa for the white. Anyone who turned up with the wrong invitation was denied admission and dispatched to the other end of the cemetery. Though Margiela did allow one honourable exception - Rei Kawakubo of Commes des Garçons. #design#fashion#designandcolour#colourcoding#martinmargiela#reikawakubo @commedesgarcons @margielaarchive #montmartrecemetery#blackandwhite
Death in Paris 2/2. The Montmartre cemetery was built in the 19th century in an old quarry, making it below street level. We were going to visit the more popular Pere Lachaise, but that was a 40 minute metro journey away so we came here instead and found it really interesting. Top right is the grave of Impressionist artist Edgar Degas and bottom right shows one of a gang of Parisian cats who were hanging out sunning themselves. #montmartrecemetery
35 rue Ganneron. This is the only facade of the Villa des Arts that can be seen from the street. We can see a standard workshop of the famous compound dedicated to artists, from the 19th century. It is facing the Montmartre cemetery.