White Monday

Even if you held back on Black Friday, there’s no resisting White Monday. Starting today, Yoox.com is auctioning off a limited selection of pieces from Maison Martin Margiela’s Artisanal line. A cross between couture and Dadaism, Artisanal (aptly numbered 0 in MMM’s numerical system) has functioned as a fashion laboratory for the house, a test tube yielding some of its most iconic signatures. Disco balls as embellishment? Wigs as outerwear? Christmas tinsel as chubby? These hand-crafted pieces are at the core of Margiela, transcending fashion to become exquisite assemblages that push the boundaries of clothing in new and unexpected directions.

The sale will function like a virtual museum, with a section of the site dedicated to the over 100 one-offs spanning 2005 to 2009. Feel free to bid with abandon as proceeds go to the Rosa Spier House in the Netherlands, a non-profit organization that, suitably enough, offers housing to retired artists and academics.