This time it was a Maison Martin Margiela couture Spring 2013 gown in bright pink with a mile-long scarf thing round her neck. She never conforms. She never does boring. She ALWAYS takes fashion risks. That's why we love her. Whatever your opinion on any of her outfits, she makes a...

The Maison Margiela design team appeared torn with the presentation of their Fall/Winter 2015 collection in Paris. After all, an unexpected and very glam '70s theme was present in the glittery knits, floral trousers and leather peacoats. It was a strange move for a house not typically known...

Somehow it feels appropriate that John Galliano showed his first ready-to-wear collection for Maison Margiela — a paean, as it was, to faded, demented, schizoid glamour — nearly to the day that Albert Maysles, maker of the cult film Grey Gardens, passed away. You could almost hear Little Edie...

Maison Margiela is an interesting case study. Here is a cult fashion house whose elusive founder is retired, replaced by John Galliano, a designer with a glorious past and a maximalist aesthetic that seems at odds with the brand's philosophy of deconstruction. To complicate matters, that...

Part of the offerings from Maison Martin Margiela's Fall/Winter 2011 collection, the duffel bag features a luxurious olive green suede body with a vegetable tanned leather base and straps. Large enough to hold your essentials, the bag also includes a silver zip closure and silver detailing...

This Maison Martin Margiela couture collection was BAD. Depressing, in fact, as I expect to be impressed by this brand. This was a mish mash of Balmain-esque embellishment, tacky sheer pants, and mangled ideas that didn't tell a story. And the one thing I did like should hardly be called an "I...

For his Chanel couture show, always a marvel of set design, Karl Lagerfeld recreated the maison's original atelier on rue Cambon within the Grand Palais , complete with working seamstresses on the runway, busy putting the finishing touches on the 70-something looks and staging live fittings...

Sound waves — in particular, the rippling shapes they make when graphed — informed Iris Van Herpen's couture collection today. The Dutch designer — who's known for her artisanal, naturalistic approach to design and who has several pieces in the Manus x Machina exhibit currently on view at...

For Schiaparelli couture, designer Bertrand Guyon had the clever idea to reimagine Elsa Schiaparelli's iconic Circus collection from 1938. That meant column gowns beaded with acrobat and carousel motifs, jester-like pouf shorts in silk jacquard, and a return to Schiaparelli's beloved shade...

For his third couture outing at Maison Margiela, its Artisanal line, John Galliano elevated the notion of deconstruction and reconstruction so espoused by the house's founder and managed to make it his own. Galliano opened with ecru looks, presumably a reference to toiles and the promise...

 

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