Suzy Menkes has upset Maison Martin Margiela

Suzy Menkes has upset Maison Martin Margiela

Spilling secrets

Suzy Menkes seems to have caused offence with her review of Maison Martin Margiela's couture show in her new position as Vogue's International Editor, where she revealed by name one of the collective's designers, even including a picture that she took backstage

The review was slightly awkward for anyone to read with knowledge of the house's strict code of anonymity. Secrecy has been of great importance for the fashion brand since the very founding by the highly reclusive Belgian designer. Clearly wounded, Maison Martin Margiela issued the following statement:

"In light of the recent rumours regarding individual members of our design team, we ask you to remember that the long-standing communication policy of the Maison has not changed and that MMM does not communicate on any individual member of its collective, as our work is done by a team and is credited only to this same collective. This is our official spokespeople policy, and it remains our only comment on this subject."

Menkes is yet to respond.