MMM does Carlu’s Apartment

OK, I want to hire the Maison Martin Margiela interior design team or move to Paris or paint everything white & use white covers and stuff, you get the picture. Und ich will auch nur noch schwarz-weiß trompe l’oeil ÜBERALL. I need a MMM intervention!!! Please read…

The Cite de l’architecture & du patrimoine (museum inside Palais de Chaillot) and the magazine Elle Décoration have asked Maison Martin Margiela to revive the former apartment of Jacques Carlu, the architect of the Palais de Chaillot in the 1930’s.

Check out Elle Décoration for two videos. (this is the one link in this post you need to click!) Make sure to watch the MMM tour guide video with no faces allowed.


“ELLE have given carte blanche to Maison Martin Margiela for the interior work on this exceptional 220qm apartment located opposite the Eiffel tower that overlooks all of Paris from its terrace.
The intervention of Maison Martin Margiela in the suite goes beyond simple decoration, it seeks to revive the place, in space and time. Time that stops after a party and leaves only disorder. (…)
Here the codes, themes and universe of the Maison mix (whites, silver, trompe l’oeil, cotton covers, the traces of time). Its values are also apparent (irony, shifted use, deconstruction), values which the Maison never ceases to interpret in its creative expression, through clothing or the universes it develops.” (source)

Or after?
Pictures by Diane, A Shaded View on Fashion

The ELLE Décoration Suite (don’t you love the name?) by Maison Martin Margiela is open to the public until October 1st, 2009. Visits on Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 5pm.

And when you Torontonian’s thought “Carlu” sounds familiar, you’re right: Jacques Carlu is also the architect of a Toronto landmark, you guessed it, The Carlu, an Art Moderne masterpiece, as wiki says.

In other Margiela news, it seems that Kanye is totally addicted to MMM (welcome to the club). This week alone, he has blogged about MMM products 4 times: braclet, gay bags, shop in London & gay sneakers. Just wait for my favourite MMM summer products to pop up right HER.
Can’t wait to meet ‘Ye at a MMM store.