Martin Margiela at Lafayette Anticipations


The first solo exhibition of Martin Margiela as a visual artist.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from February 2022.

ISBN: 9783753301013 Category:


For his first solo show, Lafayette Anticipations invites Martin Margiela to take possession of and transform every one of its spaces.

The show presents, for the first time in public, over forty works: installations, sculptures, collages, paintings and films. It also puts forward a hypothesis: that Martin Margiela has always been an artist. Internationally renowned in the fashion world since the late 1980s, throughout his career as a designer, he deliberately upended the conventions of fashion one by one, through runway shows, materials and forms that became conceptual and aesthetic revolutions.

The works on show, most of which were made in the Foundation’s studio, return to the artist’s obsessions. The body is very much in evidence: anatomies inspired by the academic tradition; hair and skin in almost abstract form, signs of the passing of time.

The catalogue has been designed by Irma Boom in close collaboration with Martin Margiela. It is thought as a “making of” of the show and present both final and “in progress” pictures of the works.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 23.2 x 31.5 cm
Publisher name Walther & Franz König
Publication date 16 February 2022
Number of pages 346
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Text by Chris Dercon, Balthazar Laury, Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, Martin Margiela, Friedrich Meschede, and François Quintin
Dimensions 23.2 x 31.5 cm
Weight 300 g


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Martin Margiela is a Belgian fashion designer and founder of the French fashion house Maison Margiela. He presented a distinct, radical vision for fashion along with his peers in the avant-garde fashion collective, the Antwerp Six. He lives and works between Paris and Belgium.