Martin Margiela – In His Own Words

Martin Margiela – In His Own Words

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Widely recognized as the “Banksy of fashion,” Martin Margiela is established as one of the most influential designers of our times, despite the fact that he has never shown his face to the public. Diving into the emblematic collections and the worldview of a man that set off his career as Gaultier’s assistant, only to leave his own imprint in the industry, the documentary manages to remain personal while respecting the creator’s anonymity. Revealing for the first time on camera drawings, notes, and personal items, the director outlines a reflective portrait of the relation between creativity and the market, as well as between the humblest materials and the most delicate feelings.

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Direction: Reiner Holzemer
Script: Reiner Holzemer
Cinematography: Reiner Holzemer, Toon Illegems
Editing: Helmar Jungmann
Sound: Philipp Sellier
Music: dEUS
Production: Reiner Holzemer Film, Aminata Productions
Producers: Reiner Holzemer
Co-production: TBF Télévision Belge
Co-producers: Aminata Sambe
Camera: Sebastiaan Beysen, Stefan Bruylants, Wim Mijten
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Germany, Belgium
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 90΄
Contact: Dogwoof,

Reiner Holzemer


1999 Magnum Photos: The Changing of a Myth /Magnum Photos - Ein Mythos ändert sich
2000 Herbert List - Der Fotograf der magischen Stille (TV)
2002 August Sander: People of the20th Century (short)
2004 René Burri, Fotograf (TV)
2012 Juergen Teller (short TV)
2014 Anton Corbijn: Most Wanted (short TV)
2017 Dries
2019 Martin Margiela: In His Own Words