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wants to pay the price," he says, "I'm willing to sell." When asked about the most important creations he has acquired, de Laurentis responds, "Important in terms of price, museum value, or just in my eyes?" He chooses the latter. "I could fall in love in front of a white Comme des Garçons shirt from the '83 collection, which for me is priceless and super rare, even if it costs $300." Houston antiquarian Margaret Neave, proprietor of M. Naeve, and friend and collaborator Matt Johns, of Matter creative company, have made de Laurentis' shop at the chic Paul Bert Serpette Flea Market a regular stop on their buying trips to France. "We have snagged some really incredible Comme des Garçons, Margiela, Marc Jacobs, Helmut Lang, and Raf Simons — unlike anything I have ever seen," Johns says. "Many of the samples still have the white ribbon where each model's name was written for the runway presentation." Naeve and Johns are so passionate about de Laurentis' collection that they are bringing him to Houston, along with his archival couture and one-of-a- kind vintage designer pieces. On Thursday, November 2, an opening party kicks off Boutique Temporaire, the De Laurentis shop-in-shop at M. Naeve, with shopping through Saturday, November 4. What is de Laurentis bringing to Houston? "La crème de la crème," he responds. "I actually made an exclusive selection for the Houston event, so it will be items that my Parisian clients have not seen! Comme des Garçons, Junya Watanabe, Yohji Yamamoto, Margiela, and other surprises." C'est magnifique! De Laurentis Boutique Temporaire at M. Naeve, 1911 Westheimer, Thursday – Saturday, November 2 - 4. "I COULD FALL IN LOVE IN FRONT OF A WHITE COMME DES GARÇONS SHIRT FROM THE '83 COLLECTION, WHICH FOR ME IS PRICELESS AND SUPER RARE, EVEN IF IT COSTS $300." — Maxime de Laurentis Jil Sander prototype dress with nylon bow designed by Raf Simons for Jil Sander, circa 2009. Maison Martin Margiela hair scarf is a limited edition made in 2009 for the 20th anniversary of the brand. (Only 50 were made.) DAMIEN CHEVRON Maxime de Laurentis

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