Martin Margiela is a notoriously private person. There are very few photos of him on the web. Margiela waits backstage behind the catwalk and moves covertly through events thrown to honor him. Margiela only responds to faxes.
He is a true artist, there are few designers that can provoke passionate, disparate reactions from fans and critics. The counter culture attitude with which Margiela challenges the fashion industry, cherishes anonymity and shuns fame is one that has inversely created a mythology elevating his celebrity.