CULTURE

Photos: Bring in the Noise

Stepping is extremely loud, incredibly intense—and, thanks to Rick Owens, suddenly in fashion.


Delta Sigma Theta
Photographer: Dana Hoey
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Photographer: Dana Hoey

At the Greek Show, a step competition in New Orleans, the winning sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, from Grambling State University.

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Photographer: Dana Hoey

The winning fraternity, Omega Psi Phi, from Southern University.

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Photographer: Dana Hoey

Alpha Kappa Alpha from Southern University at the Bayou Classic Greek Show.

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Steppers performing at Rick Owens’s spring 2014 runway presentation in Paris. Photograph courtesy of CNP Montrose.

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Steppers performing at Rick Owens’s spring 2014 runway presentation in Paris. Photograph courtesy of CNP Montrose.

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Steppers performing at Rick Owens’s spring 2014 runway presentation in Paris. Photograph courtesy of CNP Montrose.

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Fraternity pledges for Omega Psi Phi practice their stepping routine. Photograph by Getty Images.