For the first ever Parisian retrospective of Martin Margiela’s work, the Palais Galliera is putting on display over 130 dresses, catwalk show videos, archives and special installations.
This is your chance to get to know one of the world’s most mysterious fashions designers.
Here’s all the info.
Martin Margiela (born in 1957) has always been a little (a lot?) different. He’s the only Belgian of his generation to have created his own fashion house in Paris, probably the only designer never to do interviews, and his conceptual approach is constantly astonishing.
For this new exhibition, even the staging is out of the ordinary, with an intimate ‘building site’ feel that establishes a close, direct relationship with the clothes.
It’s a chronological presentation that follows 20 years of bi-annual collections, all with a different them:
– 1989 – 1994: Ten collections as manifestos
– 1994 – 1995: Doll’s wardrobe and ‘replica’ line
– 1996: Photographed, minimalist clothes
– 1997: ‘Stockman’ collection, summer & winter
– 1998 – 1999: Flat clothes and quilt coats
– 2000 – 2002: Oversize collections
– 2002 – 2006: Different way to read clothing
– 2007 – 2008: A rupture of style
– 2009:The 20th anniversary collection, and
– one last room called ‘the 2018 fan room’ that visitors are invited to go through rather than look at. The room brings together some models from 2007-2009 and a selection of pieces from 2013 born from the collaboration of Maison Margiela with H&M.
Over the years, you will see how the designer has never stopped playing with the codes of fashion. None has been as consistently, creatively surprising as Margiela.
In addition to the exhibition, there are guided visits (also available in sign language), themed visits, workshops for kids and.or families, and a catalogue called Martin Margiela, collections Femme 1989-2009 (160 pages, 200 illustrations) is also available.
The exhibition Margiela / Galliera, 1989-2009 is at the Palais Galliera (here) from 3rd March – 15th July 2018
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm (9pm Thursdays). Closed Mondays and public holidays
Admission: 10€ / 8€
— Louvre pour tou·te·s (@louvrepourtous) 1 mars 2018