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Inside the Margiela Showroom: Interns Cook a School-Theme Lunch

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One of our favorite people ever, Maria Luisa's Robin Schulié, has been chronicling his culinary adventures throughout Paris showrooms this buying season—yesterday leading us on a gastro-tour of Ann Demeulemeester, Theyskens Theory, Helmut Lang, and The Row and Monday through the Paris HQs of Thakoon, Roland Mouret, and Proenza Schouler.

Today's first stop: the showroom at Maison Martin Margiela—which is situated in a 32,000 square foot former convent-turned-industrial design school. If you're familiar with Margiela, you'll know that label loves a good theme—they'll take an idea, theme, or gesture and so thoroughly run with it that, well, the result is just left of comfortable. At the showroom, MMM has taken the "school" bit to full tilt—serving beverages in school canteen glasses, Petit Ecolier (translation: Little Schoolboy) biscuits, and a cafeteria-style lunch. Check out Schulié's TwitPics, above, which chronicles the lunch-preparation by interns (!), the further infiltration of Dyptique candles into every corner of the fashion industry, and a shot of the garden seating area, which is backed by a wall of bathroom stalls.
· @robinschulie [Twitter]
· Which fashion house serves the best snacks at showroom appointments? [Racked]
· This is the kitchen at the Ann Demeulemeester Paris showroom [Racked]