FASHION WEEK

Rick Owens Imagined a Future World of PVC Gloves and Dry Ice


Michèle Lamy may have sat front row wielding a purse in the shape of her partner Rick Owens‘s head (replete with a frighteningly accurate facial depiction of the designer), but the main event at the Rick Owens Paris Fashion Week show was, in fact, the designs for fall 2020. Owens put forth a mix of 1960s-inspired space-age looks, combined with what he possibly imagined as the future of fashion: boots were chunky and supersize, in the vein of Ziggy Stardust’s footwear; detachable gloves were fabricated from PVC and snakeskin; bold, at times pointy, shoulders prevailed; and knit dresses were long, trailing on the ground behind models. Many of Owens’s proportions were voluminous, following the trend we’ve seen popping up all over the European Fashion Weeks. For the final walk, plumes of dry-ice fog billowed across the runway, shrouding guests like Usher, Gwendoline Christie, and Lamy herself in a mist made all the more spooky by the presence of Owens’s head replica balanced on Lamy’s lap.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.

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Backstage at the Rick Owens fall 2020 show, during Paris Fashion Week, on February 27, 2020. Photographed by Serichai Traipoom.