DARK BEAUTY

August 16, 2019

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RICK OWENS

“I hate being somebody that is just cluttering the world. Im kind of teetering between making an honorable contribution and being toxic waste.”

Designer Rick Owens Blends the strange and alluring, creating a world that’s truly one-of-a-kind.

by MAX BERLINGER

” Kindness is beautiful. Wit is beautiful. Not everybody is blessed with classical beauty, I don’t reject classical beauty. Classical beauty is wonderful. And I respond to it too. “

“I am promoting a sense of tolerance. I’m making suggestions that we think outside narrow, maybe bigoted, attitudes and that we consider being more generous and we consider options that are not so obvious.

“There is an earnestness to what I do. It can be corny, but its genuinely connecting with people who believe in a certain kind of rigorous pursuit of a certain aesthetic. “

“The naked body tells its story, it has few veils, it is less hypocritical. A dressed body is a lie, and I always look for the truth. “

“I don’t know if I’m extending the control from my body into clothes, or if I’m extending the control of the clothes to my body, but its a very symbolic thing.”

RICK OWENS

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