Maison Martin Margiela, Spring 2003 Miss Deanna Deconstructed Tank Top
Miss Deanna Ferretti Veroni was a complete master of her craft, showing a complete understanding of knitwear and garment production, using traditional techniques whilst still fitting briefs of contemporary designers. Beginning her original set up in her home garage in the 1960s, she then quickly moved on to collaborate and become a knitwear powerhouse years later. One of her most productive relationships was sustained with designer Martin Margiela, beginning in 1999 until the Autumn / Winter Collection of 2003. Whilst under Margiela’s creative guidance, Ferretti Veroni was instructed to blend traditional knitwear ideas and silhouettes.
Here we have a fine example of the collaboration between Martin and Deanna, the vest has been constructed out of what was once a slip dress. The original garment has been folded back upon itself and armholes have been added. The bottom of the dress is stitched on the shoulder to hold it in place. This simple yet effective design produces and double-layered vest that drapes beautifully on the body due to the soft, high-quality cotton from the Miss Deanna production.