As I have the chance to live in a city where there is always something going on, I try to make the most of it. Today, I went to the beautiful Galliera Museum, to see the exhibition devoted to the Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela. The installation traces his carrer from 1989 to 2009.
It was very interesting to see how this designer, who worked as Jean-Paul Gaultier's assistant between 1984 and 1987, not only questioned the structure of garments but also challenged the structure of the fashion system. The way Martin Margiela creates is very special. I don't think there is any garment that I would wear. He is far too avant-garde for me!
Nevertheless, I enjoyed very much discovering his universe. The installation is very rich with more than 130 silhouettes, videos of shows. It's amazing to see that Margiela set his défilés in venues such as car-parks, warehouses, a metro station or a waste ground.
Here are some of the pieces I liked most. If you have the opportunity to see this exhibition, do. It is interesting!
10 avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie - 75116 Paris
Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00am to 6:00pm (late openings on Thursdays until 9:00pm)
Closed on Monday and on May 1st