Martin Margiela: In His Own Words
Directed by Reiner Holzemer
Streaming starts Monday, August 17
“The best fashion documentary of the decade.”—Bronwyn Cosgrave, The Hollywood Reporter
One of the most revolutionary and influential fashion designers of his time, Martin Margiela has remained an elusive figure the entirety of his decades-long career. From Jean Paul Gaultier’s assistant to creative director at Hermès to leading his own House, Margiela never showed his face publicly and avoided interviews, and stays true to this edict to his focus on his work by not allowing his face to be photographed for this documentary. Still, he’s surprising candid and gracious recounting the process and intentions behind his bold fashion.
Margiela reinvented fashion with his radical style through forty-one provocative collections. Now, for the first time, the “Banksy of fashion” reveals his drawings, notes, and personal items in this exclusive, intimate profile of his vision. The film features interviews with, among others, Margiela himself, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carine Roitfeld, Trend Forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort. 2019, U.S., in English and French with English subtitles, 90 minutes. Recommended for 15+.