This iconoclastic luxury French fashion house, founded by Belgian designer Martin Margiela in 1988, remains known for its inventive tactics of deconstruction and reconstruction. Martin Margiela was a fan of anonymity. He didn't involve himself with press and would mask his models to varying degrees in every show. This was said to place emphasis on the garments, rather than the wearer. John Galliano is the current Creative Director of the Maison.