All of the Details About the Designer at the Helm of Margiela

"A Star is Born" at Maison Martin Margiela, Vogue's Suzy Menkes wrote on the heels of the house's Autumn/Winter couture show. After being shrouded in mystery since the house's namesake founder left in 2009 (and arguably even before then, given Belgian-born Margiela's extremely elusive nature), thirty-year old, Matthieu Blazy, has been revealed as the house's head designer. Blazy, who Menkes refers to as the "protégé" of designer Raf Simons, has been working at Margiela since 2011 but was only announced as the head of the design house this week by  Menkes in her review of the Fall/Winter 2014 couture collection. 

Prior to being named design director, Blazy served as the head of design for MMM's couture and artisanal line. A former intern for Balenciaga beginning in 2005, and then Galliano, upon graduation from the Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts visuels de 'La Cambre' in Belgium, he began his tenure at Margiela. Another name revealed this week: Cristophe Copin. Mr. Copin has been serving as Margiela's  director of the men's and women's senior knitwear since 2011, while maintaing his position as Founding partner and art director  of  Warlop, a knitwear brand. More to come …