Margiela Documentary on show at Tribeca Film Festival

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A documentary on the career of fashion designer Martin Margiela is now on show at Tribeca Film Festival. Titled “The Artist is Absent”, the documentary charts the development and considerable influence of one of fashion’s most elusive designers. The film, produced by Yoox Group, will be shown in the festival’s Narrative/Documentary category.

The documentary’s critically acclaimed director, Alison Chernick stated, “Thanks to Yoox Group, millions of people will have the chance to know the creativity and genius of Martin Margiela, one of the most innovative personalities of the last century.”

The film focuses on Margiela’s great impact on contemporary fashion, despite the elective social anonymity of the designer. This includes interviews with a number of prominent fashion figures, including Raf Simons and Jean-Paul Gaultier.

The trailer was released today on Yoox Group’s websites:, and On 27th April, the full version will be available online following Tribeca Film Festival’s awards ceremony. The documentary is now showing at select cinemas in New York’s Tribeca and Chelsea districts on 21st, 23rd, 25th and 26th April.

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Written by Katherine Beckwith

Katherine is a History of Art student with a keen interest in the history of fashion. Having a previous artistic education, Katherine also has a watchful eye for the emerging trends in modern fashion.

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