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Revisiting Margiela’s Hermès Years


Maison Martin Margiela AW 1997 Photo: Marina Faust

A new Martin Margiela-approved book about his years as creative director of Hermès from 1997 to 2003 has been released by Belgian publishing house Lannoo. The publication of Margiela: The Hermès Years coincides with an exhibition of the same name at Antwerp’s ModeMuseum, which kicks off today until August 27. The retrospective will showcase dozens of collections the Belgian designer created during his tenure at the renowned French label.

Hermès AW 2002, Photo: Ralph Mecke

In true Margiela manner, “fashion’s invisible man” did not give any interviews but has given his stamp of approval for the images and collections in the book and exhibition. A number of industry vets, including Vogue’s international editor, Suzy Menkes, chief critic Sarah Mower, and fashion journalist Olivier Zahm have contributed to the book. A worthy tome for your fashion library.


Hermès AW 2003, Photo: Marina Faust

Hermès AW 2003, Photo: Marina Faust

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