Rick Owens

Rick Owens' Head to Be Examined

Rick Owens is a rarity in fashion in that he is both a showman and a philosopher, as able to stage Paris' more theatrical runway shows as ponder his own mortality through monumental furniture design. Now the designer has secured a major exhibition in which to showcase his multifaceted work, the first of its kind.

Titled 'Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman,' the retrospective at the Triennale di Milano is envisioned as a Gesamtkunstwerk (“total work of art” in German). Orchestrating the project down to its last detail, Owens has selected more than 100 designs from his archive spanning two decades — as well as furniture, graphics, sculptures, and runway videos — to be displayed in a site-specific installation, also created by the designer. 

Looks from such blockbuster collections — i.e. Vicious (spring 2014), in which soul steppers from Southern sororities angrily marched down the runway, and Cyclops (spring 2016), which saw models wearing other models like human backpacks — will presumably be on view. It's thought his assorted wax statues, monuments to himself, can be seen as well. 

Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman, December 15, 2017 - March 25, 2018, Triennale di Milano

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Nov 07, 2017 16:53:00

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