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Rick Owens RTW Fall 2019

Ladies and gentlemen, behind the hard-edge exterior of Rick Owens lies the tender soul of a couturier. That was the takeaway from the tour de force of glamour (and grotesque, courtesy of the makeup designed by body mod star Salvia) the designer presented for fall, with a nod to the rock band KISS, of all things.
Owens has been working on a book about Larry LeGaspi, the Seventies-era New York designer who created costumes for Grace Jones, Funkadelic and most notably KISS, and had a formative influence on young Rick when he was growing up in dusty Porterville, Calif., with black leather pants and platform shoe dreams. “He helped set a lot of kids like me free,” he said.
Meanwhile, Owens also wrote the preface for the newly published tome “Charles James: The Couture Secrets of Shape,” with an exhibition open for the next two weeks in Paris. The two men, who actually knew each other and shared models in New York, were the aesthetic pillars for Owens’ runway contrast of raw sensuality and couture classicism, with a bit of rock n’ roll thrown in. (The lightning bolt motif LeGaspi used on KISS costumes showed up as a charm dangling from red

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