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MARTIN MARGIELA – IN HIS OWN WORDS
An intimate profile of Martin Margiela, one of the most revolutionary and influential fashion designers of his time. From Jean Paul Gaultier's assistant to creative director at Hermes to leading his own brand, Margiela never showed his face publicly but reinvented fashion with his radical style for over 20 years, through 41 provocative collections. For the first time, the "Banksy of fashion" reveals his drawings, notes and personal items, giving us an exclusive peek to his vision and career.
Documentary, 90 minutes (2019)
A RH Film, co-produced by Aminata Productions and RTBF, Télévision belge, in association with ARTE G.E.I.E. - VRT - Canvas.
Language versions: English, German, French.
Supported by Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Deutscher Filmförderfonds,
The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), The Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius
DOC NYC (World premiere)
CPH:DOX (European premiere)
Doc FF Thessaloniki
Moritz Feed Dog Barcelona
Docs against Gravity
Bucharest Film Festival
SIFF Seattle International Film Festival
Madrid Fashion Fim Festival
Nominated for the German Documentary Film Award
Nominated for the Grand Prix du Film sur l'Art (BAFF Brussels)
"The legend of Martin Margiela lives on."
The Washington Post
Martin Margiela did himself a favor: He anticipated fashion’s future — and its failures (by Robin Givhan)
From the beginning of his career, Martin Margiela was ahead of the fashion pack. He was an innovator. He was a riddle. He could have been famous; he chose to be legendary.
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