Nearly 220 pieces by the iconic and mysterious Couturier Martin Margiela from a private collection will be presented and auctioned in Paris by Sotheby’s from 19th September to 1st October. The single high-profile sale will span Margiela’s creative career and include clothing and accessories from 1989 to 2006.
Founded in 1988 by Martin Margiela and Jenny Meirens, the fashion house continues to protect the designer’s anonymity, preferring to highlight its creations and garments. The unique character of this designer has set him apart from anyone else in fashion.
His illustrious work was celebrated through three major exhibitions hosted in 2008 and 2018: the first one was for Maison Margiela’s 20th anniversary at the ModeMuseum in Antwerp, and two others, 2018, Margiela, les années Hermès at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and Margiela / Galliera 1989-2009 at the Palais Galliera.
The sale includes highlights from Martin Margiela’s most famous collections, including leather pieces from the autumn-winter 1992-1993 Salvation Army collection and pieces from the photographic prints collection of spring-summer 1996 that retain the memory of other garments.