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March 26, 2005

'Some would argue that Martin Margiela is the coolest man in fashion'

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So wrote an anonymous writer for the New York Times Magazine

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in the first sentence of a March 13 article about the

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elusive Belgian designer.

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He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and became closely associated with the deconstructionist fashion movement of the 1980s.

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Since he set up shop in Paris in 1988 at age 29, no one has ever seen a photograph of him nor has he once granted a face-to-face interview.

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Margiela sees himself as a philosopher, rethinking the basic premise of clothing.

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