FILM TITLE: Martin Margiela – In his own words
DIRECTOR: Reiner Holzemer
2019 – USA – …mins – English with English Subtitles –
Martin Margiela In His Own Words is a unique portrait of the biggest myth in fashion history. The designer still inspires many of his younger peers today but nobody knows his face. He remains a true enigma. In exclusivity for this documentary, he agrees to finally take the floor and guide us throughout his career and unveil some aspects of his youth.Reiner Holzemer, who also directed and produced “DRIES” (documenting fashion designer Dries Van Noten), brings Margiela to tell us what lead him to create Maison Martin Margiela and, after 20 years and 41 provocative collections to change the course of his life and quit the fashion world without public announcement. The Director manages the challenge to draw a fascinating portrait of the “Banksy of Fashion”: the designer’s hands and voice narrate an untold personal story. And that of a man whose oeuvre has simply become part of our everyday life and part of our cultural background. Pleasing, in that sense, even the non-fashion lovers.The film features interviews of, among others, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carine Roitfeld, trend Forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, Fashion Critic Cathy Horyn and Fashion Historian Olivier Saillard. The score has been composed by the Belgian rock band dEUS.