Image Credit: Maison Margiela
The 63-year-old legendary Belgian designer has recently announced an exhibition of his visual art, 12 years after retiring from the fashion world. The exhibition, titled ‘Martin Margiela’ will take place at the Lafayette Anticipations gallery in Paris from April. The gallery will feature a previously unseen collection of his installations, sculptures and photographs.
The designer is one of the most iconic designers of the past 30 years, having had a major influence in the global fashion scene with his take on post-modern and anti-fashion looks. He has always been known for his low profile. He insisted on not having his photo taken as well as rejecting face to face interviews and even refusing to appear at the end of his shows.
In a statement to The Guardian, the gallery said: “This exhibition celebrates the idea that Martin Margiela has always been an artist, whose work has played out since, within and outside the art world,”.
The exhibition is set to open on April 15 and will run until July 25. While few details have been shared, we can expect to see visuals released at the end of January.
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