1995 IG/RS, Maison Martin Margiela autumn—winter 1995—96, Paris March 1995. Fashion show in a circus tent in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris. Model’s faces were covered with a black muslin veil.
Martin Margiela: I have known Inge for a long, long, long time now and met Ronald, through her, a long, long time ago. I like the fact that they both developed their artistic career independently and in a highly individual way, which is rare. But what I admire most is their collective work, those moments when they create something together and this magical ‘fusion’ occurs. Even though it spans many years of their work, this book does not express a feeling of new or old. For me it is evidence of their constant strive towards a joint aesthetic. We started around the same time and were both driven to create that (so aspired to) ‘something different’. It is no wonder that from the very beginning, we continued, separately or together, to surprise each other. I am proud that we can share today these precious images that will speak of us forever.