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5 things you didn’t know about Rick Owens

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5 things you didn’t know about Rick Owens watch the video by VFiles

Rick Owens is with no shadow of a doubt one of the most emblematic designers of our generation. Revolutionary and transgressive, he has become well-known for his dark palette and the asymmetrical cuts of his clothes, a part from his numerous provocations on the runway. But are you sure you know everything about his career?

VFiles made a video which answers this question in a very complete way. Told by a robotic voice, it goes back through the most important moments of his work in fashion, from his debut in the 90s to the latest scandal of the model holding a piece of white fabric saying “Please Kill Angela Merkel Not” during his Paris show.

We watched the video and we present you the 5 most outstanding moments of his career:

#1 1994: He founds his brand

In the first half of the 90s Rick Owens give birth to his eponymous brand with the help of his wife Michele Lamy, who will forever be his muse. For his collections he declares to be inspired by designers like Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake e Rei Kawakubo.

#2 2001: Vogue Paris cover

In 2001 Kate Moss appears on the cover of the prestigious French Vogue (back then directed by Carine Roitfeld) in a total look Rick Owens. It’s a very important moment for the consolidation of his name worldwide.

#3 2002: First show in NY

In 2002 Rick Owens makes his debut during New York Fashion Week, supported by Anna Wintour. New York is however only a phase: soon the designer will move to Paris and set there his next shows.

#4 2007: First furniture collection

In 2007 Rick Owens expands his creative horizons: not only clothes but also design furniture, like the table with a glass surface supported by a statue of him in real size. You can find it at Rick Owens shop in Tokyo.

#5: His models walk the runway without underwear

During his AW15 show Rick Owens let his models walk on the runway with no underwear and a whole right in correspondance of those parts. Even if fashion insiders are used to his provocations, in Paris everyone was talking about that for the whole week.