Iconic, mysterious, and as discreet as he is rebellious, Martin Margiela established himself as one of the most influential couturiers of his generation with the creation of Maison Margiela in 1988. With almost surgical precision, he breaks down garments to assemble them in unexpected ways in an experimental cut, designing a theatrical and whimsical wardrobe that is always modern. Prized by connoisseurs, his product lines are all identifiable by a circled number on a white, hand-sewn label. A sense of detail taken to the extreme. Its current artistic director, John Galliano, preserves the designer's genius and heritage, while infusing his own vision, marked by romanticism and exuberance.