Martin Margiela Exhibit Opens in China
Maison Martin Margiela (Daniel’s Fave designer, mainly cuz it’s the only non “indie” name in fashion he knows) unveiled its first retrospective exhibition in Mainland China last week, featuring a gallery of cotton-covered dummies, a car draped in a sheet, the contents of an anonymous woman’s handbag on a podium and, of course, some clothes.
Margiela dressed life-size photo boards of models with his creations, like a slate leather jacket overrun with blue veins and a stiff piecemeal vest. Other notable displays included a Margiela-designed car cover and a vintage wedding dress torn apart and reassembled into a sexy strapless gown. Another room featured snapshots and three-dimensional renderings of Margiela’s flagships in cities such as London, Paris and New York.