Margiela is Really Gone, Daddy, Gone

WWD confirmed Dec 9th what we told you last month: Martin Margiela has left the building.

And he isn’t being replaced by Raf Simons or Haider Ackerman, but rather by the team he worked with – some 25 designers – with no one playing a lead role.

"All that we see or seem...Is but a dream within a dream." - Edgar Allan Poe

“We came to the conclusion that we didn’t want to substitute [Martin], not because he is irreplaceable, but because we are the Maison Martin Margiela,” Giovanni Pungetti, chief executive officer of Maison Martin Margiela told WWD.

I’ll post a few pics from the Spring 2010 show soon, but it wasn’t the usual Margiela vibe. Pungetti, however told WWD that orders are up 20%.

Margiela goes commercial.  Oh the humanity.

The Maison is also planning a perfume launch with L’Oreal in February, 2010.

Something about this whole story just doesn’t smell right to me.

With files from WWD.

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