Rick Owens Is the Latest Designer to Replace Models With 'Real Women'

Yesterday, as part of Paris Fashion Week, edgy fashion darling Rick Owens sent "real" women down the runway alongside professional models. It's a reassuring sight we've seen before — and one that we'll undoubtedly see again in many iterations (for example, DKNY did it earlier this month at New York Fashion Week, to… » 2/28/14 4:30pm 2/28/14 4:30pm

Rick Owens Replaced Runway Models With a Step Dance Team

When fashion does "subversive," it tends to faux-subvert industry norms within a very unoriginal arena, while mostly upholding industry (very thin, mostly white) norms. "Subversive" fashion is ugly clothing and ugly makeup on very thin, mostly white models; "subversive" fashion is making some kind of bizarre gender… » 9/26/13 7:00pm 9/26/13 7:00pm

This Fall, Barbie Will Fight The Red Coats And The Apocalypse

Paris Fashion Week is underway, and the Frenchies, we fear, think the end is near. (Are things really that bad with Sarko et Bruni?) Rick Owens, Yohji Yamamoto, Junya Watanabe and Viktor & Rolf all presented variations on a futuristic post-apocalyptic warrior: Owens riffed on his signature layering to create a… » 2/26/08 4:30pm 2/26/08 4:30pm