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Paris Fashion Week: Rick Owens plays the faun
Paris Fashion Week: Rick Owens plays the faun

It was the first time I’ve ever seen masturbation referred to in fashion show notes. Then again, this is Rick Owens we’re talking about, the L.A.-to-Paris rabble-rouser who has done it all, from using ordinary women as models, to staging a step-dance performance in lieu of a runway show. This season, Owens went a step further: He showed us a collection inspired by a famous performance, “L’Apres Midi D’Un Faune,” a ballet he called “an orgy of modernism.” And his clothes were so masterfully constructed (almost entirely in tulle), that they were practically a performance of creation before our eyes. "L'Apres-Midi D'Un...

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