Ensemble, Rick Owens


  • Rick Owens

  • Label on the printed twill sweatshirt inside middle back right side, black on grey: "Rick Owens". Inscription concerning the fashion show on the printed twill sweatshirt inside middle back left side, black on grey: "BABEL S/S 19"
  • Ready-to-wear, spring-summer 2019, "Babel" collection
  • 100% copper rods covered with glossy black paint. 100% black cotton jersey. Glasses and temples 100% PMMA (Poly(methyl methacrylate) smoked black. Thread 100% silvery Beta titanium. Lens 100% polycarbonate. Jersey 83% cupro and 17% black "stone washed" elastane. Canvas 100% black nylon. Twill 100% black cotton. Denim 100% cotton coated black shiny. Canvas 97% cotton, 3% black elastane. Pongee 100% cupro black. Horn buttons. Waxed anthracite denim 91% cotton 3% elasthane and waxed 6% polyethylene terephtalate. Pongee 100% nylon washed oyster grey. Denim cotton and faded yellowed blue elastane. Silver plated metal. Black suede calf. Leather and black rubber. Black Velcro. Black painted metal. Ochre leather on cork sole. Translucent grey rubber.
  • GAL2020.2.47.1-8
  • Acquisition, Vogue Paris Foundation 2019
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

For spring-summer 2019, Rick Owens is inspired by the model of Tatline's monument to the Third International (1919-1920), a reproduction of which is kept at the Musée national d'art moderne, centre Georges Pompidou, the centrepiece of the exhibition "U.A.M. une aventure moderne 1929-1958" in 2018.

Rick always has a theme for each season, which he applies to his men's and women's fashion show. This season is entitled "Babel". The structure of the tower can be seen in the black painted metal headdress, while the horsehair spiked collar and wide sleeved jacket faithfully characterize the designer's work around the silhouette and the reinterpretation of the classic garment.


Notice's author : Alexandre Samson