Martin Margiela - in His Own Words


  • Original title: Martin Margiela: In His Own Words
  • Director: Reiner Holzemer
  • Length: 90 min
  • Country: Belgium, Germany, France
  • Year: 2019


This is a portrait story of one of the most distinctive and revolutionary Belgian fashion designers, Martin Margiela. His career began as a freelance designer, continued as an assistant at Jean-Paul Gaultier, and only then did he emerge under his own name. He also worked for many years as the creative director of the Hermes brand. Margiela's style is definitely recognizable, he has created 41 collections. He founded the famous Marigela Moemaja in Paris.

Throughout his life, he has kept his private life and personality under wraps. Only now did he agree to open himself up to filmmakers and gave candid interviews. The premiere of the film took place in New York in 2019, but it is still being talked about - precisely because Margiela finally revealed his identity and came to the public.

For now, Martin Margiela has left the big fashion business and is engaged in art.

Fashion designer Marit Ilison will make an introduction to the film screenings.