Maison Martin Margiela

Martin Margiela was born in Leuven, Belgium in 1957. He studied at Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1980. He first worked in Paris under Jean Paul Gaultier and showed his first collection under his own label in 1989. Margiela is an exceptionally enigmatic figure, avoiding contact with press and remaining virtually anonymous. The fashions produced by Maison Martin Margiela are deconstructed, elegant, daring, and mysterious. Martin Margiela retired from his position as creative director in 2009, but the brand has successfully continued his legacy.

Maison Martin Margiela was published by Rizzoli New York in October 2009, and exclusively designed by Margiela. It provides a window into the intimate world of this fashion designer.

Maison Martin Margiela is featured in Edition: Rizzoli: Fashion

SS 2009 Women's show backstage, Negative photograph of the first jacket (SS1989) printed on silk satin affixed to the body and held as a "poster-dress". Copyright Marina Faust/Maison Martin Margiela
SS 2000. Men's Dinner Jacket in white cotton and Women's Show. Copyright Marina Faust - Maison Martin Margiela
SS 1995 & 1996. Various Tabi Boots. Copyright Maison Martin Margiela
SS 1989. Line 1. The first jacket. Copyright Maison Martin Margiela
AW 2008-09. Line 0. Fur jacket made of blonde wigs. Copyright Marina Faust/Maison Martin Margiela