Since the establishment of his label in 1994, Rick Owens has transformed global fashion with his provocative clothing and subversive style. Distinguished by his grunge-meets-glamour aesthetic and defiant anti-fashion stance, Owens created a dark fashion empire that has accrued a devoted international following which gravitates toward the brand's sublime tailoring, somber palette, mystical layers, and gritty elegance.
Filled with photographs of Owens's most impressive looks from the last decade, this volume is conceived as a celebration of the Rick Owens aesthetic, approximating with printing effects some of the mystery and detailing associated with the brand. Iconic imagery taken from Owens's seminal lookbooks provides a unique look at the output of design from an artist who is at once comfortable with developing technologies and respectful of traditional approaches.
With principal photography by Danielle Levitt--who achieved considerable acclaim for her social-realist images--this book is essential for lovers of avant-garde fashion, photography, and design.
"Behind the scenes of these groundbreaking shows, photographer Danielle Levitt captured the Owens' fashion for look books that juxtapose the unconventional designs with a traditional portrait format. Now compiled into a tome Rick Owens Photographed by Danielle Levitt chronicling his collections ranging from the unforgettable step dancers to the recent Spring/Summer 2019 show, Levitt s photography provides an unrestrained view of Owens work, emphasizing the designer s creative and conceptual acumen." CR FASHION BOOK.COM
"Rule-breaking fashion designer Rick Owens burst onto the scene in 1994 with a daring collection of grunge-meets-glamour looks that caused a stir among the fashion crowd. This 200-page hardcover shot by Danielle Levitt distills his subversive aesthetic in all of its gritty glory." GALERIE MAGAZINE