Duvet Coat by Martin Margiela
Martin Margiela is also named the seventh member of the Antwerp six
The Artist Is Absent: A Short Film On Martin Margiela; The exclusive documentary produced by YOOX Group and directed by New York filmmaker Alison Chernick.
We, at Mimi Berlin, think that the Duvet Coat from Martin Margiela for Fall/Winter 1999 is an iconic fashion design. We also think that many more designs by Mr Margiela himself are iconic.
The film, selected for the 2015 edition of the Tribeca Film Festival reveals the true face of the enigmatic Belgian designer who appears here as never before. Featuring some of the most distinguished names in the fashion industry, such as fashion journalist Suzy Menkes, designers Jean Paul Gaultier and Raf Simons and fashion retail entrepreneur Geert Bruloot – who was the first to discover the enormous talent of Martin Margiela.
Alison Chernick is a director, producer and television writer from New York, who became famous for her shorts in which she portrayed some of the most important personalities of contemporary art including Jeff Koons and Matthew Barney.
Throughout her career, she has won numerous international prizes for her directing and screenwriting while her productions have been shown in the most prestigious museums in the world including the five Guggenheims, the Smithsonian, SFMOMA and The Walker. She also created the video that accompanied the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit at the Tate Modern in 2012.
In 2005, she founded her own production company called “Voyeur Films”, creating documentaries and films dedicated to fashion, art, food and music.
yoox.com, established in 2000, is the world’s leading lifestyle e-store for multi-brand fashion, design and art. Shopping on yoox.com is all about discovery – an eclectic and playful journey beyond fashion’s strict seasonal rules – allowing men and women to express their individuality through timeless and creative style.