banner-mmmHead designer behind French label Maison Martin Margeila infamous for its anonymity gets unveiled by Suzy Menkes.

A rather shocking wave hit the fashion world when the unusual happened and at its focus was the revealing of the mysterious face of the head designer of Maison Martin Margiela. The french fashion house has chosen to remain famously faceless after the departure of its founder Martin Margiela back in 2009, and in a statement posted on MailOnline almost a week ago, the official name of the head designer behind the elusive brand seems to be kept under tight wraps, “‘Maison Martin Margiela does not communicate on any individual member of its collective, as their work is created by a team and is credited only to this same collective.”

Diesel owner Renzo Rosso bought the brand from its founder back in 2002, and it was said that Mr.Margiela left the business all together in 2009 when an official announcement was made. Known to be one of the fashion industry’s most elusive personnels, Monsieur Margiela’s refusal of publicity and fax-only communication lands him a spot as one of the hardest people to identify to the open public. Vogue fashion writer Suzy Menkes, was the hand that pulled back the mask which covered the open secret of the fashion world, and behind it stood Matthieu Blazy, who’s anonymity was long protected by the French brand.

With anonymity being the essential core of the brand since it was established back in 1989, whether or not this move has caused a tremendous blow to the mission of the brand remains up for discussion.


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