MARTIN MARGIELA RETROSPECTIVE
A GENIUS EXPOSED
Often referred to as the “invisible man” for his reticence in appearing in public and in the press, Martin Margiela and his signature clothes will however be at the center of attention thanks to a dedicated retrospective at the Musée de la Mode de Paris beginning in March 2018.
In true Margiela style all details are under wraps. The exhibition is curated by Olivier Saillard. The avant-garde Belgian designer founded Maison Martin Margiela in 1988 and has been one of the most influential designers in the fashion industry thanks to his ground-breaking conceptual inventiveness and penchant for deconstruction, minimalism and technology. His work in fact continues to inspire many buzzy designers, including Demna Gvasalia.
Margiela started his career as an assistant to Jean Paul Gaultier in 1980 and retired from the fashion scene in 2009, seven years after Renzo Rosso and his Only the Brave group acquired a majority stake in the house. Since 2014, it is steered by John Galliano and is now called Maison Margiela. From 1997 to 2003, Margiela served as creative director of women’s ready-to-wear at Hermès.