MARTIN MARGIELA: IN HIS OWN WORDS
MUST END THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
WRITTEN, PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY REINER HOLZEMER
MARTIN MARGIELA: IN HIS OWN WORDS profiles one of the most innovative and influential fashion designers of his time, one who 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 41 provocative collections. Now, for the first time, the "Banksy of fashion" reveals his drawings, notes, and personal items in this exclusive, intimate portrait. The film features interviews with, among others, Margiela himself, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carine Roitfeld, trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn, and fashion historian Olivier Saillard. The score is composed by the Belgian rock band dEUS.
Presented with support from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Fund.
Presented with support from Film Forum’s Documentary Fund.
Leadership gifts received from: Hugo Barreca, Leon and Michaela Constantiner, Ostrovsky Family Fund.
BELGIUM 2019 90 MINS. IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES OSCILLOSCOPE LABORATORIES
“It is refreshing to hear creativity discussed with such seriousness and commitment.”
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian (UK)
“Margiela is a fascinating subject…an exemplary capsule of [his] fashion legacy.”
– Carla Hay, Culture Mix