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The Face of Margiela

7 years ago by

The Face of Margiela

Galliano has been appointed creative director for Martin Margiela.

With the controversy around Galliano aside, he was and is still a massive talent in the design world. But my real interest is why, after 12 years without ever disclosing who was (a team or singular person) designing for Margiela, have they decided to put a face to the brand now?

Margiela has been one of my favorite brands for years and I even kind of loved the fact that this was a brand based on the clothes and not who was designing them. While I’m not sold on the idea just yet, I think a change is always good.

Galliano’s first collection will be for couture and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with.


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  • This is a serious head-scratcher. It’ll be interesting to see how Galliano honors the brand DNA of Margiela. It’s hard to imagine what the result of that fusion would be. So it’s probably going to be really exciting.
    Man, I kinda feel for the guy. He must’ve pissed of the wrong people to have been dragged through the mud so publicly.

  • he is in charge of the couture section only, i gather. margiela is owned by renzo rosso, nothing is like it was during martin margiela’s time. i am curious to see what he’ll do… not excited though, this seems a bad/weird marriage…


  • well, I appreciate his creative genius, and I used to shop at MMM, but from now, i will have to say goodbye to this brand. somehow, his anti-semitic remarks, and explanations that followed (even more actually), were a deal breaker for me.

  • I love Margiela, especially the dresses!
    XOX, Gap.

  • Heureuse qu’il revienne, mais tout aussi perplexe…
    J’ai un peu peur que maintenant MMM attire l’attention QUE sur Galliano et qu’on ne voit plus le vêtement.
    En plus ce coté secret me plaisait bien!
    On verra bien…

  • I’m also excited about what Galliano will create. I am also glad he is getting a second chance. People make mistakes in life, and we don’t know what kind of state of mind he was in. It’s not excusable, but I do believe in forgiving, and giving someone a second opportunity. I hope he succeeds!


  • Oui moi aussi d’autant que le cote star ne colle effectivement avec la face cachee de la Maison. Galliano va t il contenir sa personnalité?



  • Goodness me, this is dreadful news. I love Margiela. I don’t love John Galliano. Being talented does not excuse disgusting behaviour and worse narrowminded prejudice. Plus, I just don’t see the connection between Galliano’s aesthetic and that with which we have come to associate with Margiela. We’ll see, I’m sure.

  • I totally agree. I can’t see those two things separately.

  • I really don’t understand this choice Margiela&Galliano 2 different story style concept ideas world…why him ??
    although i believe people needs second chance ..there some words that can’t be taken away!!!!
    Yael Guetta

  • For me this is very disappointing news. You can forgive but sometimes never forget and his name on this brand will always remind me of something loathsome.

  • Gageons que la collection sera aussi surprenante que sa récente transformation!

  • La nomination en elle-même par l’histoire qu’elle raconte est géniale… voilà pourquoi ils l’ont annoncé, parce que c’est un artistic statement en soi!!
    Ok… il y a certainement d’autres raisons.

  • I’m so excited about this


  • He is very creative person, cant wait to see new collection :)


  • J’ai vraiment hâte également, surtout que Galliano ne fait pas du tout mais alors pas du tout des créations ‘Margiela’ selon moi. Mais ça reste un génie de la mode, et j’ai hâte de voir ce que cette alliance nous réserve !


  • It`s important that we separate between the private and the professional person. We all make mistakes and he has paid for his. Forgiving is an important part of life!
    Now he is back in business and I cannot understand why we should not look forward to his design and creativity. Personally I think a change is for the good and Galliano has shown previously that he is able to both adjust and develop brands. Unfortunately I will probably never own a couture dress but I love the MMM items I have and will continue to follow the brand.

  • J’ai pensé exactement la même chose que toi !! Je trouve ça un peu bizarre … Mais bon on verra bien à la prochaine collection.


  • Michelle October, 9 2014, 12:02 / Reply

    I wear quite a bit MMM as well. I’m tall and it fits like a dream. And I love their simple surrealist style. And, controversy aside, I just don’t Galliano fitting in with the label’s sensibilities. He’s just a little too frilly. I guess they’re going a different direction and frankly, I’m disappointed.

  • Jose Melendez October, 9 2014, 10:32 / Reply


  • Nini piccola October, 10 2014, 12:27 / Reply

    Come on people! Many designers are hired to “rework” a brand! Personally I can’t wait to see what Galliano concocts!

  • Tizzy lish October, 16 2014, 4:31 / Reply

    What Galliano did a few years ago was beyond atrocious . What he said was even worse. But I have followed his path after his departure from France. I have listened to his remarks..his own explanation as to why he said the things he did. I am not Jewish, but I believe within the Jewish faith there is forgiveness.
    I think Galliano is not a perfect man but he is trying to do his repent within the Jewish community for his remarks .
    I am willing not to forget but to forgive .
    I hope there is a fashion fusion I the marriage of Margiela and Galliano.

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