Unless you’re someone with a knowledge of the fashion industry, you probably don’t have much of an idea who Martin Margiela is. Actually, even if you’re someone who has a deep understanding and love of fashion, you may know the name, but you still have no idea who Martin Margiela is. You see, the fashion designer that is considered one of the best has shrouded himself in mystery. Until now, at least.
As seen in the first trailer for the upcoming documentary “Martin Margiela: In His Own Words,” the fashion designer that has eluded the public eye for decades is now telling his own story about his art and his desire for anonymity. Of course, there are also plenty of other fashion icons that offer up their own two cents about Margiela’s work, coming to much the same conclusion—he’s a mysterious genius.
“Martin Margiela: In His Own Words” features the subject himself, as well as, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carine Roitfeld, Lidewij Edelkoort, Cathy Horyn, and fashion historian Olivier Saillard. The doc is written and directed by Reiner Holzemer. He’s a veteran filmmaker in the documentary realm. His previous projects include “Dries” and “Anton Corbijn: Most Wanted.”
“Martin Margiela: In His Own Words” arrives in Virtual Cinemas on August 14.
Here’s the synopsis:
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, but 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.