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Martin Margiela: In His Own Words (2020)



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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. The film features interviews with, among others, Margiela himself, 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.

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While Margiela's visions likely deserve a more radical treatment onscreen, Holzemer's film offers perhaps the most complete insight yet into one of fashion's most elusive geniuses.

August 18, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

What Holzemer loses in hard-edged critique he gains in intimacy and warmth.

August 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Apart from its ample eye candy, the film deftly illustrates how one can live a life of integrity in any profession, provided one has the guts to break the mold.

August 14, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Mostly it chugs through his jolting collections, ideas arriving like one tiny, quirkily shaped light bulb after the next...

August 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Margiela protects his privacy while at the same time delivering an emotionally self-probing account of his life and career in Martin Margiela: In His Own Words.

August 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Reiner Holzemer's adulation of his subject feels most credible because he spends a lot of time focusing on the clothes.

August 10, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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