Margiela / Galliera, 1989-2009

Palais Galliera

Paris

03 MAR 2018 - 15 JUL 2018
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This exhibition, the first retrospective in Paris devoted to Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela, traces the career, from spring-summer 1989 to spring-summer 2009, of a designer who not only questioned the structure of garments but also challenged the structure of the fashion system. Martin Margiela (b. Louvain, 1957) graduated from the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, in 1980. After a stint as Jean Paul Gaultier’s assistant between 1984 and 1987, he was associated with the Antwerp school and became the only Belgian designer of his generation to found his own fashion house in Paris. Margiela’s conceptual approach challenged the fashion aesthetics of his time. His way of constructing a garment involved deconstructing it, exposing the inside, the lining, and the unfinished parts, and revealing the different stages of manufacture: pleats, shoulder pads, patterns, bastings and all...

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Aurelie
Aurelie

Aurelie

Margiela / Galliera, 1989-2009
@ Palais Galliera, Paris, France
18 Mar, 2018

Interesting and fun. It's not another fashion exhibit ; it's different and original maybe because Margiela's work is itself different. I definitely recommend!

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy

Margiela / Galliera, 1989-2009
@ Palais Galliera, Paris, France
18 Mar, 2018

I am no fashion guru so I discovered this designer. The exhibition set-up felt like a reflection of the man himself, and while I wasn’t super keen on the designs, the show was put in context of the time which made it more relatable. Would be a good show to see with a date ;)