Magic Is Still Real: Models Wear Other Models at Rick Owens
Rick Owens is pretty much everyone’s fairy godfather. From sending models down the runway schlong first to orchestrating a high fashion step show, he makes the world just a little bit more magical each day. But while we wish he was always around to listen to us gripe about our evil stepmothers and turn rats into hot suitors, he has better things to do. Like harnessing models to other models for Paris Fashion Week.
His SS16 womenswear show featured models carrying, backpacking, or 69ing other models through an industrial, parking lot-esque space. They came with harnesses, shimmering tunics with every pleat and fold possible, stoic faces, and probably the most intense set of abs this world has ever known. We can’t imagine the amount of crunches this required.
With sandals in every shade of the neutral rainbow on their feet, and hair slicked back or teased to perfection, they each gave us an all new reason to #live.
The show also featured a chorus of women, no less fabulous than the models, in their own geometric gowns. Towering beneath the crowd in a giant glass box, they crooned “The Exodus Song (This Land Is Mine)” and added yet another layer to the Rick Owens mythos.
He naturally had an epic reason for doing all of this. The collection is called “Cyclops,” taking its name both from the titans of myth as well as Rick Owens’ own SS16 menswear collection. But while that show was an analysis of male aggression and power, this was pretty much the exact opposite. This is more about “nourishment, sisterhood/motherhood and regeneration; women raising women, women becoming women, and women supporting women – a world of women I know little about and can only attempt to amuse in my own small way.” The presence of harnesses is meant to emulate security and care as opposed to restraint. In other words, they’re meant to represent the most epic hug ever.
Mercury is in retrograde and every other day another hurricane is dropping by to say hello. But weep not, fair children. Rick Owens, fairy godmother extraordinaire, is out there showing the world that magic really does exist. Or he’s making out with Michele Lamy. Either way, he’s making our lives just a little bit better.
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Read our exclusive with Michele Lamy here