“Have you said everything you wanted to say in fashion?”
That is the promise dangling at the end of Reiner Holzemer’s new documentary, “Martin Margiela: In His Own Words.”
After 90 minutes of exposition from Margiela himself, who remains so elusive only his hands are shown, Holzemer abruptly asks if fashion’s most celebrated genius is really, truly, undeniably done with it all. No, he says. And then the screen cuts to black.
Any hopes of Margiela’s return to fashion will have to be sidelined for now, however. “He won’t work as a fashion designer anymore in his life—probably,” Holzemer told Vogue during an interview on the day of the film’s world premiere. “But you never know. We all love that the movie ends with this. It gives you a nice smile in the end, which is important.”
“Martin Margiela: In His Own Words” recently screened at DOC NYC.
Read the story at Vogue.
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