IT’S PERSONAL

To collect is an act of totemic significance and of metamorphosis. Fashion Editor Gabrielle Marceca selects treasured pieces from the storied collections of four devoted fashion collectors-cum-archivists.

Photography_ Craig McDean

Styling_ Gabrielle Marceca

Model_ Julia Nobis

JULIA WEARS_ SAFETY PIN BELT_ VERSACE_ 1990S / DECONSTRUCTED PORTRAIT CURVED KNIT_ JEAN PAUL GAULTIER_ AW2007 / CONVERTIBLE SKIRT TOP_ MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA_ 1990S / KIKI PLATFORM BOOTS_ MARC JACOBS_ AW2016 / ALL FASHION COURTESY ARTIFACT NEW YORK

JULIA WEARS_ LEATHER AVANT-GARDE TUNIC DRESS_ MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA_ AW2009_ THE HAUTEDOOR

JULIA WEARS_ CAPE_ RAF SIMONS_ FW2002 / SKIRT_ COMME DES GARÇONS_ LATE 2000S / LACE UP PANTS_ HELMUT LANG_ FW2003 / WHITE RUBBER MILITARY SNOW BOOTS_ WWII-ERA / ALL FASHION COURTESY DAVID CASAVANT ARCHIVE

JULIA WEARS_ VEST_ RAF SIMONS_ SS2003 / SLEEVE CUFFS_ COMME DES GARÇONS / PANTS_ VERSACE_ 2000S / WHITE RUBBER MILITARY SNOW BOOTS_ WWII-ERA / ALL FASHION COURTESY DAVID CASAVANT ARCHIVE

JULIA WEARS_ LEATHER AVANT-GARDE TUNIC DRESS_ MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA_ AW2009_ THE HAUTEDOOR

“Through collecting, the passionate pursuit of possession finds fulfillment and the everyday prose of objects is transformed into poetry, into a triumphant unconscious discourse.” Jean Baudrillard, The System of Objects

JULIA WEARS_ BLAZER_ MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA_ 2000S / DRESS_ JEAN PAUL GAULTIER_ FW1994 / TIGHTS_ FALKE_ MID 2000S / ALL FASHION COURTESY COLLECTION OF ALICE KIM / TEACUP SHOES_ MIU MIU_ SS2008_ NEW YORK VINTAGE

JULIA WEARS_ PROTOTYPE WOOL GOWN_ COMME DES GARÇONS_ 1993_ THE HAUTEDOOR

JULIA WEARS_ COTTON AND RAYON COUTURE GOWN_ YOHJI YAMAMOTO_ 1990S_ THE HAUTEDOOR

JULIA WEARS_ SOVIET AIR FORCE ANTI-GRAVITY SUIT_ 1980S / CHAIN HARNESS TOP_ COMME DES GARÇONS_ SS2019 / GLITTER LEGO BOOTS_ RICK OWENS_ AW2017 / ALL FASHION COURTESY ARTIFACT NEW YORK

JULIA WEARS_ DOG TAG NECKLACES_ WORLD WAR II ERA / VINTAGE ARMY VEST / MESH TANK_ HELMUT LANG_ 1990S / WHITE DENIM PANTS_ RAF SIMONS_ SS2004 / WHITE RUBBER MILITARY SNOW BOOTS_ WWII-ERA / ALL FASHION COURTESY DAVID CASAVANT ARCHIVE

JULIA WEARS_ GREEN WORKWEAR COAT_ CRAIG GREEN_ AW2017_ / LEATHER BRAIDED TOP_ ANN DEMEULEMEESTER_ AW2010 / GINGHAM TOP_ COMME DES GARÇONS_ SS1997 / BONDAGE STRAP CAGE PANTS_ HELMUT LANG_ AW2003 / CHAINED BOOTS_ DIRK BIKKEMBERGS_ 1990S / ALL FASHION COURTESY ARTIFACT NEW YORK

Hair_ Orlando Pita

Makeup_ Mark Carrasquillo

Set Design_ Stefan Beckman

Casting_ Liz Goldson

Producer_ Gracey Connelly

Styling Assistants_ DeVante Rollins / Terrence Munn

Production Assistants_ Nick Brinley / Guanchen Liu / Amelia Hammond

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