Rick Owens’ brave male models bare all on runway

A model wears a toga-like garment on Rick Owens' runway. (No, we can't show you the peepholes.)
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Designer Rick Owens -- that scamp -- drew gasps and stirred up a social media storm on Thursday during his Paris Fashion Week men’s show by sending some of the models out in deconstructed togas strategically cut with holes that gave peek-a-boo views of their family jewels. In other cases, the models reportedly just dispensed with pants altogether. When wire services transmitted the photos to news outlets, they helpfully warned in all caps: NOTE NUDITY. [Refinery 29 (NOTE NUDITY)]

Once Owens had everyone’s attention, he also showed beautiful sweaters, suits and coats. (But it was still the P-word that made headlines.) [WWD]

British uber model Kate Moss got to watch a more sedate fashion show on Thursday when she sat front-row at Louis Vuitton’s Paris presentation of its fall 2015 menswear collection. Seatmates included Marisa Berenson, Bryan Ferry and Michael Stipe. [The Cut]

Speaking of Vuitton, the label is bringing an interactive, multimedia fashion exhibition based on its Spring 2015 women’s collection to Los Angeles, our Booth Moore reports. [Los Angeles Times]


C. Wonder, the retail enterprise founded by Tory Burch’s ex-husband Christopher Burch, officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday and plans to liquidate, BuzzFeed reported. [BuzzFeed]

A Los Angeles jury acquitted skin care guru Dawn DaLuise of trying to solicit a business rival’s murder. [Los Angeles Times]

Converse is coming out with a collection of sneakers and tees that bear images of Andy Warhol art. [Los Angeles Times]