Martin Margiela’s pioneering, deconstructed style is all about the reveal. In an industry consumed by looking, however, the designer himself kept away from fashion’s eye. During his 20-year career, Margiela never made an appearance at his runway shows and never gave an interview. His name is absent from his designs, which are instead marked by a signature white label with four simple stitches. His elusive identity and revolutionary designs are the subject of a new book, Martin Margiela: The Women’s Collections 1989-2009, written by curator Alexandre Samson and published by Rizzoli Electa. The book’s release follows a Spring 2018 retrospective exhibition about the designer at the Palais Galliera.
October 11, 2018
162 pages, 9.6 x 12.2