Margiela/Galliera 1989-2009


Following the successful tribute to Cristóbal Balenciaga in 2017,  another luminary of fashion is celebrated with a retrospective  exhibition at the CHANEL-sponsored Palais Galliera in Paris. Running until 15th July 2018, the show explores the talents of the most elusive and mysterious designer: Martin Margiela. Co-founder of Maison Martin Margiela in 1988, Margiela has marked the world of fashion with his conceptual spirit and a constant quest for innovation. Each one of his memorable collections blew a wind of modernity, technicality and purity.

Curated by the newly-appointed director Miren Arzalluz (formerly at the Balenciaga Museum in the North of Spain), Palais Galliera displays iconic pieces from 1989 to 2009, hereby demonstrating the many influences of the Belgian designer through rare archives, videos, photographic material and garments.


Image: Martin Margiela, gilet, Automne-hiver 1989-1990 47 éclats de porcelaine et faience. Fil de métal argenté. Fil de métal noirci Martin Margiela, waistcoat, Fall-winter 1989-1990 47 porcelain and earthenware splinters, silver metal wire and blackened metal wire © Julien Vidal / Galliera / Roger-Viollet