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The workers at Maison Martin Margiela may be burning the midnight oil to produce couture creations, but there's something else you're paying for when you purchase items plucked from the brand's runway: money. Yes, bits of currency have been woven into the fabric of dresses and skirts.
What appeared from afar to be polka-dotted patterns on the designs that debuted this week in Paris were actually recycled francs sewn into the garment's construction, as The Cut reports. Consider it the high-fashion, no-hands way of making it rain. Despite looking like something of a walking change purse, the bits that decorated these bohemian frocks aren't even enough to spring for a mask to complete your Margiela look; francs may make for fancy embellishments, but they were demonetized in 2005. Still, that doesn't mean they're worthless — they add up to the prettiest coin collection we've ever seen. (The Cut)