Summoning the Margielic Storm

Written By bryanboy

Summoning the Margielic Storm

Fashion Victims unite! I’m sure y’all heard by now the LA Times’ exposé on how the brilliantly creative folks over at Maison Martin Margiela were “inspired” (yeah right) by David Penfound’s 1998 painting, Summoning the Storm. At US$1,395, Margiela’s dramatic tee is one heck of an expensive rip-off of a t-shirt that can be bought for as low as US$14.95!

Martin Margiela ripped-off David Penfound's Summoning the Storm t-shirt by The Mountain
Photo:, eBay

I went ahead and ordered two tees, one in size large and another one in XXXL (yes – extra extra extra large!) Are YOU thinking what I’m thinking? I see Paris, I see France. I see slits on the side and shoulder pads! Go go go, buy buy buy!


  1. Great find! I so want to get one! I was going to order the knock-off from topshop but it seemed a bit pricey for what it was. This is perfect.

  2. Those type of T-shirts are worn by white trash here in the USA….usually to Bingo, Wal-Mart, or the gun and knife show.

  3. Woww…. that is nasty business man, plagiarism is theft!
    Thanks Baboosh for posting this.

  4. I love those boots!!I wonder how much one would cost? I’m currently living in a pair of used boots I got in Mexico for $5. I love them but the fake snake skin is peeling off.

  5. What a great idea. I personally HATE how those kind of TShirts are slowly making their way back. It makes me want to hurt someone. It reminds me of Good Ol’ Bud From Texas that’s home is on wheels and his good ol’ ford is on bricks.

  6. kyrke

    Uskj That kitsch stuff was popular in denmark 2 years ago…

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