Martin Margiela has built an empire out of mystery, both in terms of his work as an iconoclastic fashion designer and his reclusive identity as an artist. Instead, Margiela, whose face is not publicly known, has let his bracing collections do the talking.
Since the 1980s, through his couture house Maison Margiela, he has turned out wearable avant-garde pieces made from unconventional materials with a legacy of deconstructing the basic grammar of fashion to make outspoken art.
Reiner Holzemer’s new documentary offers perhaps the most complete insight yet into one of fashion’s most elusive geniuses.
Ryan Lattanzio, IndieWire