The Most Avant-Garde Looks At The Opening Of Rick Owens’ Incredible Furniture Exhibition

by MR Magazine Staff

Rick Owens, fashion’s Dark Lord, makes clothes that require full commitment. His line challenges standard proportions in (occasionally) startling ways, from oversized basketball shoes to deconstructed jackets and exploded outerwear. Basically, Rick is best rocked with more Rick, and for those who drape themselves in it to the fullest there’s next-level Rick Owens furniture. Since 2007, Owens and his wife Michèle Lamy have designed designed extreme, brutalist showpieces for the most out-there homeowners in the world (Kanye West, unsurprisingly, is a noted fan). For our “Style in the Wild” series, we went to the opening of Rick Owens: Furniture at LA MOCA in Los Angeles to document the crowd of Rick acolytes that showed up dressed to celebrate the first US exhibition of the furniture. Naturally, the fashions were as advanced as the furnishings, which includes ox-bone chairs, cut-out concrete blocks, and a massive fur-covered obelisk. “The pieces at MOCA have become more sculptural and less definably furniture than before,” Owens told T magazine. “For a museum show, it’s kind of like a runway show. Do we really need to see the functional stuff on a runway show, or do we need to see the story?” See more at GQ Style.