TEAM EFFORT: John Galliano, the new creative director at Maison Martin Margiela, isn’t arriving alone at the Paris-based house. According to market sources, he’s rounded up some of his key former collaborators for the next chapter in his fashion career. These include his former Dior muse and coconspirator Vanessa Bellanger, designer Alexandre Roux from the Galliano house, designer Jean-Yves Mustiere, most recently at Roberto Cavalli, plus his former chef d’atelier, Rafaele Hardy.
A Margiela spokesman declined to comment on the names, saying only that the design team is a mix of current employees and new members who will join. Respecting the Belgian founder’s passion for anonymity, “we are still considering ourselves as a collective under the guidance of a creative director,” he added.