This is another very difficult issue to come by and to us it is perhaps the most precious. We can no longer recall which came first: coming up with the theme or seeing the Saints of Pierre et Gilles. Either way, their work makes up the backbone-and the cover-of this issue. We got very excited by the idea that an issue could come together with parts from all over the world. Todd Oldham's embroidered-silk clouds, for example, were made in India, and we then cut them up together in his New York showroom. Certainly, the surprise of the issue came from Martin Margiela. He did not want to reveal to us what his contribution was going to be. One day the doorbell rang, we answered it only to find four huge boxes that had been sent via FedEx from Paris. Inside were a thousand bags of white confetti-one for each copy of HEAVEN. We could not have imagined a nicer Christmas present. Needless to say, at this point we were finding our collaborations with fashion designers to be a source of both encouragement and inspiration.
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