Margiela, the Hermès years crowned as the most beautiful fashion book of 2018
The book published alongside the exhibition "Margiela, the Hermès years" which sold more than 13,000 copies, has been awarded with the Le Grand Prix du Livre de Mode 2018.
The most beautiful fashion books are awarded every year in Lyon, France. The selected works were published in 2017 and cover various aspects of fashion: creation, sociology, marketing and communication, history, and accessories. The prize was awarded on March 20th, 2018.
"Margiela, the Hermès years" focuses on 20th and 21st century fashion, and features interviews and essays by Margiela's close collaborators, including Rebecca Arnold, Kaat Debo, Vincent Wierink and Sarah Mower. Noted fashion critic Suzy Menkes wrote the introduction.
The book also presents never before published archive material from Maison Martin Margiela, as well as numerous images from Le Monde d'Hermès, and photographs telling the story of Margiela's ultimate wardrobe for Hermès.
In the newest edition of the book, a foreword by Olivier Gabet and an essay by Ina Delcourt were added, as well as the epynomous exhibition in Antwerp in 2017.