From 22 March to 2 September 2018, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is hosting the exhibition “Margiela, les années Hermès” originally devised by the ModeMuseum (MoMu) in collaboration with Martin Margiela and presented in antwerp in 2017. This unprecedented project highlights a collaboration between Hermès and the belgian designer, from 1997 to 2003, that was as surprising as it was fertile.
This tribute to Martin Margiela provides the first ever opportunity in France to exhibit his women’s ready-to-wear collections for the famous parisian house in contrast with his own creations under his eponymous label.
The interplay of 98 accessorised silhouettes that move between innovative deconstruction and timeless luxury, offers an understanding of and an insight into Martin Margiela’s very personal approach. The fashion designer’s two worlds thus provide the starting point for the “Margiela, les années Hermès” exhibition, for which the artistic direction is to be undertaken by Martin Margiela himself.