29 April 2015

The Artist is Absent

It seems that these days most people sadly want to be famous, whether they are a chef, a singer or simply for just existing (see The Kardashians and TOWIE et al).  Superstardom is the ultimate raison d'etre.  This is just as true in the fashion world, this is the industry which gave us Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano and Yves St Laurent for crying out loud.  Even the designers who like to keep a low profile, such as Phoebe Philo are idolised, probably even more so for their reticence.  Martin Margiela takes this to a new level.  There is famously only one unverified fuzzy photo of him in the public realm.  Just like Daft Punk, we've never seen his kipper, let alone been party to his life and thought processes. Yoox have made this short film of the hugely talented and enigmatic designer, have a look it's boss.  Oh and no, he still doesn't show his face.

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