Watch the First Trailer for the Margiela Documentary

Martin Margiela is the man behind some of the most recognized fashion designs of the last century. From his signature tabi boots to the opaque veils models routinely wore when walking in his shows, his presence over the industry continues to reign. Yet the man behind the seams of the revelatory creations has managed to remain virtually invisible throughout his groundbreaking 30-year career.


“I don’t like the idea of being a celebrity,” a voiceover, who we can assume to be Margiela himself but one can never be sure, says in the trailer for the upcoming documentary chronicling his career. “Anonymity is very important.”


Martin Margiela: In His Own Words made its world premiere last year at the Doc NYC Film Festival. It marks one of the first times the eponymous designer, who has seldom granted an interview and hardly ever been photographed, goes on the record to discuss his work. In addition to revisiting memorable runway moments, like the infamous hair jackets that first debuted in 2009, and providing interviews with peers like Jean Paul Gaultier, the documentary offers a rare glimpse behind the curtain of the most intriguing French designers of all time.


Tragically, there’s still no word on when the film will be released. Until then, watch the trailer for Martin Margiela: In His Own Words above now.