by Penny Martin .

The Artist formerly known as 'Helmut Lang, Designer'

Repetto dance shoes staged a project to mark their 60-year history, where they -you guessed it- asked a list of famous people to customise their classic ballet pump. A substantial number of the great and the good obliged, from Gaultier, who incorporated his into a tutu, to Chloé Sevigny, who added platform soles to hers. Most interesting of all, Helmut Lang emerged from mysterious obscurity to take part, crediting his exhibit not as by 'Helmut Lang, designer', but 'Helmut Lang, Artist'. Could this be a clue as to his future plans?

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