After a successful exhibition attracting more than 60,000 visitors, Margiela, the Hermès years will travel to Paris to show at Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD), the prestigious fashion museum housed in the Louvre.
Kaat Debo, director MoMu Antwerp: “We are excited to collaborate with one of the most renowned fashion museums in the world. In the spring of 2018, the French fashion city will be enraptured by the world of Martin Margiela, as yet another fashion museum, the Palais Galliera, will open a large retrospective exhibition on the designer. This will be the first time that two Parisian museums will simultaneously display his work, and the fact that it is a Belgian designer is on itself an overwhelming historical achievement."
Until April 15th, 2018 you can visit MoMu’s latest exhibition on Olivier Theyskens. Afterwards the museum will close its doors for a thorough renovation and expansion that will last until 2020. Nevertheless, MoMu will continue to remain active, more details to follow this upcoming May.
MARGIELA, THE HERMèS YEARS
MAD Paris, 22/03 - 02/09/2018, more info www.madparis.fr
In October 1997, when Jean-Louis Dumas, Chairman and Artistic Director of Hermès at the time, asked Martin Margiela to design the women’s ready-to-wear collections, Margiela had already been regarded as one of the most influential avant-garde figures in the field for nearly a decade.
His predilection for deconstruction, recycling, and recuperation of materials was unseen in the fashion word. The conceptual approach of presentation, sales, and communication of his collection has changed our way of thinking about fashion, the system behind this fashion, the craft, the commerce, authorship, and innovation. To date, Margiela’s work for Hermès continues to influence the work of many contemporary designers.