Ensemble, Rick Owens

T-SHIRT WITH HEADDRESS, SUNGLASSES, DRESS, SHORTS, PAIR OF STRUCTURE BRACELETS AND PAIR OF BOOTS

  • Rick Owens

  • Label on the t-shirt in printed twill inside middle back right hand side, black on grey: "Rick Owens". Inscription concerning the fashion show on the printed twill t-shirt inside middle back left side, black on grey: "BABEL S/S 19"
  • Ready-to-wear, spring-summer 2019, "Babel" collection
  • 100% cotton jersey, stone washed oyster grey. Glasses and temples 100% PMMA (Polymethyl methacrylate) polarised and coloured in copper tones. Thread 100% silvery Beta titanium. Lens 100% polycarbonate. Jersey jacquard 100% raw silk brown on the right and oyster grey. Jersey 83% cupro and 17% black elastane. Oyster grey braided cotton cord. Copper rods covered with silver paint. Copper rods covered with silver paint. Beige velvet calfskin. Leather and black rubber. Black Velcro. Ochre leather on cork sole. Transparent rubber.
  • GAL2020.2.48.1-8
  • 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 Owens always has one theme per 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 large silver steel bracelets. The sweatshirt worn as a headdress characterises the diversion of the garment, while the dress with its gaping cuts and its motifs are faithful to the designer's brutalist aesthetic.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson