Maison Margiela Couture Fall 2015

Maison Margiela Couture Fall 2015

John Galliano’s fall couture collection for Maison Margiela was a masterwork of invention and craft.

Maison Margiela Men's RTW Spring 2016

Maison Margiela Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Forget deconstruction — clean chic is taking over at Maison Margiela, which conspicuously steered away from its signature style for spring into a surprisingly polished direction.

Maison Margiela Resort 2016

Maison Margiela Resort 2016

In his collection for Maison Margiela, John Galliano played with proportion, sensuality and quite a few trompe l'oeil effects — to chic effect.

Maison Margiela RTW Fall 2015

Maison Margiela RTW Fall 2015

The model clutched her paper-bag purse like it was the most precious thing on Earth and marched headlong down the runway, as if tightening into a strong wind.

Maison Margiela Men's RTW Fall 2015

Maison Margiela Men’s RTW Fall 2015

The collection walked the like between Seventies disco-glam and fine tailoring.

Maison Martin Margiela RTW Spring 2015

Maison Martin Margiela RTW Spring 2015

The not-so-little house of conceptual fashion and deconstruction has decamped to the prairie for spring.

Maison Martin Margiela Couture Fall 2014

Maison Martin Margiela Couture Fall 2014

The design team at Maison Martin Margiela clearly had some leftovers from last couture’s impressive collection built on vintage fabrics.

Maison Martin Margiela Men's RTW Spring 2015

Maison Martin Margiela Men’s RTW Spring 2015

The show was fresh and compelling, though not without mishaps.

Cara Santana and Jesse Metcalfe

Front Row at Maison Martin Margiela

Jesse Metcalfe, Joe Jonas and Leon Else took in the show in Paris.

Maison Martin Margiela Resort 2015

Maison Martin Margiela Resort 2015

“Detachable cuts where garments open and close around a free moving body” is how the press notes described the brand’s resort lineup.