“Anybody who’s aware of what life is in a contemporary world is influenced by Margiela.” – Marc Jacobs. Martin Margiela, known for his avant-garde ideas and cult following, became the arbiter of all things classic French Chic. As eccentric as he is brilliant, his ground-breaking designs experiment with flesh and fabric. His ability to apply his unique design process to vastly different fashion houses is the hallmark of a great designer. This book accompanies an exhibition at the Antwerp Fashion museum, from 30 March 2017 until 27 August 2017.