It doesn't make sense

No, you’re not dreaming. It’s hard to make head or tail of this object. Whichever way you look at it, you’re stuck. Images of Sisyphus, Penelope and the Danaïds spring to mind, along with the impossible constructions of M.C. Escher: infinite staircases, hands drawing each other and perpetual waterfalls. It’s like a nonsense story in which you’re suddenly the hero (or heroine). Fashion sometimes cultivates the fine art of self-mockery, and Maison Margiela takes it to a higher intellectual level. This notebook sports four right-angled sides, two of which are held together with spirals, rendering it impossible to open. It makes you ponder the inaccessibility of the blank page, the seasons that come round and round, and our endlessly repeated gesturesin short, the closed book of our small world. Perhaps it also reminds us of that strange feeling we get when faced with something unfathomable, unwearable, inaudible, when we’re nonplussed, when we’ve lost the instructions. But there is a way out, a solution to the puzzle: you simply remove the sheets of paper one by one, starting with the cover. Or else you can just tear away one side, enabling you to turn the page. Go ahead, you should give it a try.

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Ligne 13-Maison Margiela.


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