ambivalence can ruin your life
River Phoenix (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993)
That evening, I go through a list of Margielas in the Belgian phone directory hoping that someone can bring a reality to the designer. There are about a dozen of them and I pick a number at random. Someone answers almost immediately. “Yes hello I’m writing a piece on Martin Margiela…” I say. “He’s my brother,” interrupts a gentle, male voice on the other end. “But I don’t speak about him.” It is an abrupt call, but it confirms that Martin Margiela is real. He’s not a ghost or a woman.