November 18, 1962
Rick Owens is an American-born, Paris-based designer whose groundbreaking collections have earned him the nickname The Lord of Darkness. Influencing countless designers, his gothic aesthetic boasts a fashion-sportswear hybrid with gender neutral design in the hottest color of the season…always black. His cult-like status means his designs can be seen everywhere from the racks of obscure boutiques to dressing the hottest names in hip hop, including A$AP Rocky who rapped “Rick Owens usually what I’m dressed in” in his 2011 hit “Peso.”
Rick Owens has been married to legendary French culture and fashion figure Michèle Lamy since 2006. Lamy has been called Owens’ muse and was the star of a zine which accompanied the release of his 2018 Birkenstock line. She’s known as A$AP Rocky’s “fairy godmom,” acting as a creative mentor according to the rapper. Lamy currently designs jewelry with Loree Rodkin and has appeared in music videos including for FKA Twigs.
You know Rick Owens when you see it. The fashion designer juxtaposes high-quality fabric with an exaggerated, often dark, minimal, and industrial aesthetic —occasionally mixing in various occult motifs. He’s redefined various men’s and women’s clothing silhouettes while giving a new take on athletic leisure.
Rick Owens’ ongoing converse collaboration sees the designer rework popular Chuck ’70 in both high and low-top variants. The shoe is Owen’s take on the iconic Ramones silhouette. The collaboration between the fashion house and sportswear brand has continued to grow in popularity over the years, expanding into clothing and other popular converse silhouettes. You can shop the collaboration at the Highsnobiety shop.
Rick Owens shoes generally fit true to size. The main line and DRKSHDW shoes come in half sizes (men’s US 5 to US 13, women’s US 4 to US 12).
All in all, although your regular size is likely to fit, most regular Rick Owens customers opt for a size down for a more fitted and comfortable fit.
Currently he is 60 years old.
6 million dollars