Belgian designer Martin Margiela is above all a conceptual designer who has spent his career deconstructing, reconstructing and exploring clothing. His brand has never been “mainstream”, but it is seminal to all today’s designers. Since he first appeared on the scene, doing fashion is walking in Margiela’s footsteps.
A man of mystery and a living legend of fashion, Martin Margiela left the business and handed over the artistic direction of his brand in 2009. Since then, he has devoted himself to painting and sculpture.
In 2018, on the occasion of a retrospective dedicated to him at the Galliera Museum in Paris, director Reiner Holzemer managed to interview live a man who only ever interviewed by fax. He recorded the voice and filmed -at least the hands- of one whose face the public has never seen and who never waved to his adoring crowds at the end of a fashion show. We recently watched this elusive film and here are our highlights: