Thursday, June 23, 2011
Few things excite me more than arriving at my apartment in Paris, walking in the door, throwing my stuff down, running to the table and tearing through the envelopes that lie waiting with my name on them. I am obsessed with show invitations – mainly because they save you having to sneak in, but also because they often give a hint of what's to come. Plus they're hugely collectible. Fun fact: I have never thrown away a show invitation – in my storage box back home there's a giant shopping bag filled with hundreds of them (one day I'll hold an exhibition or something). This season's haul has been a particularly good one – so far I've received JPG, Kris Van Assche, Mugler, Damir Doma, Thom Browne, Margiela, Lanvin, Dries Van Noten and Raf Simons. Best in show goes to Margiela – the invitation is a used Paris Metro ticket. Genius. Honourable mentions: JPG, Dries van Noten and Raf Simons. See below.
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