Screening of Martin Margiela In His Own Words - McCord Stewart Museum

FIFA at the Museum

January 26, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Evening of fashion screenings

Paid activity | Space is limited, reservation required.

Attend an evening of fashion screenings in collaboration with the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA). The documentaries Martin Margiela In His Own Words and Azzedine Alaïa, un couturier français will be presented.
The general admission is $5 to attend both screenings.

Evening Schedule

  • 6 p.m.: Martin Margiela In His Own Words
    In English, subtitles in French.
  • 8 p.m.: Azzedine Alaïa, un couturier français
    In French.

Martin Margiela In His Own Words

Martin Margiela In His Own Words is an unique portrait of the greatest mystery in fashion history. The designer still inspires many of his young peers today, but no one knows what he looks like. He remains a real enigma. Exclusively for this documentary, he finally agreed to speak on record, to walk us through his career and talk about his youth.

Reiner Holzemer leads Margiela to explain why he created Maison Martin Margiela and after 20 years and 41 provocative collections, to change course and leave the fashion world without a public announcement. The director takes on the challenge of painting a fascinating portrait of the “Banksy of fashion”: the hands and voice of the designer tell an untold personal story.

Martin Margiela In His Own Words, Germany, 2019, 90 min, Reiner Holzemer.
In English, subtitles in French.

Azzedine Alaïa, un couturier français

From the Tunisia of the 30s where he was born, to the Marais in Paris where he established his fashion house and workshops, follow the exceptional career of Azzedine Alaïa (1935-2017), the farmer’s son who would become the last great French couturier. After learning his craft in the shadows, he triumphed in the 80s with his form-fitting style and established himself among the greats. Drawn heavily from the archives, this portrait reveals a secretive and unassuming creator who was able to prove that his craft was above all an art.

Azzedine Alaïa, un couturier français, France, 2021, 53 min, Olivier Nicklaus.
In French.


Screening on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 6 p.m.
Location: J. Armand Bombardier Theatre at the Museum
Space is limited, reservation required.


  • General admission: $5
  • Museum Members, students, and members of Indigenous communities: Free

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