MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA Spring Summer 1990 / by Slow Waves

An oral history via The Gentlewoman

"As a student I always thought that fashion was a bit superficial, all glitz and glamour, but this show changed everything for me. I walked out of it and I thought, That’s what I’m going to do. That show is the reason I became a fashion designer."

Raf Simons

"He was my best assistant. When after a few years he wanted to leave and start his own collection, I could only be happy for him and wish him good luck. From Martin’s first show I saw immediately that he had his own voice and his own way."

Jean Paul Gaultier

Read the full article by Richard O'Mahony here-