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A FACE IN THE CROWD?: Former Celine designer Ivana Omazic has landed at Maison Martin Margiela in a senior creative capacity, according to market sources. A Croatian-born talent, Omazic joined Celine in 2005 and ultimately succeeded Roberto Menichetti, exiting in 2008 when the fashion house tapped Phoebe Philo.
Educated in fashion in Milan, Omazic has also worked for Romeo Gigli, Prada Sport, Jil Sander and Miu Miu. She could not be reached for comment.
A spokesman for Maison Martin Margiela told WWD the house does not communicate on individual designers, characterizing its studio as a creative collective with members of long standing which it feeds regularly with new contributors.
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Founder Martin Margiela, often described as fashion’s invisible man, did a final disappearing act in 2009, leaving cleft-toed boots, deconstructed fashions and all-white stores among his legacy. Subsequent Margiela collections have been attributed to the in-house, lab-coat-wearing team.