Rick Owens is an American fashion designer, well-known for avant-garde luxurious grunge fashion pieces. Owens’s career started in 1994, when he launched his first fashion-line, selling to one of the hippest retailer boutiques exclusively on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Before that, his career path did not dissolve so straight in the beginning. After he had dropped out of Otis College of Art and Design, he had taken a course in pattern cutting at Los Angeles’s Trade Technical College and had worked in the fashion industry, designing copies of designer clothing.
Luckily his career took a turn in 1994 and evolved fas. Only seven years later, in 2001, he expanded and relocated his production to Italy. He gained momentum that same year when French Vogue published a photo of Kate Moss wearing one of Rick Owens Leather Jackets. With the help of Anna Wintour and American Vogue, his first show at New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2002 season was sponsored.
In 2003 Rick Owens moved to Paris from where he operates his business till today with his companion Michèle Lamy, whom he married in 2006. Over the years Owens has been honored with several fashion awards, published multiple books, and nowadays also established an interior line.
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