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Rick Owens-Leather Lido Flight Jacket

Starting bid: $2,000.00

Owens launched his fashion line in 1994, operating out of a store in Hollywood Boulevard. One of the first boutiques to carry his clothes was Charles Gallay, who was known for carrying avant-garde designers. He gained notability after Kate Moss was photographed by Corrine Day for Vogue Paris in one of his signature leather jackets. This attention lead to Vogue America sponsoring his first runway, which he titled “Sparrows FW02”.

Item condition: New

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Auction ends: 27 July 2024 1:00 pm
Timezone: America/Toronto

Starting bid: $2,000.00

Description

ESTAMATED VALUE 6660$

Richard Saturnino Owens was raised in Porterville, California. His parents are John  and Concepción “Connie” Owens. His mother is Mexican.Owens was raised in a conservative, Catholic household.After graduating  he moved to Los Angeles, California to study art at Otis College of Art and Design for two years before taking pattern-making and draping courses at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. This led to work in the garment industry, designing copies of designer clothing.Owens then met Michèle Lamy, who at this time was well-known in the Los Angeles social scene and owned the “Lamy” sportswear brand.[Owens launched his fashion line in 1994, operating out of a store in Hollywood Boulevard. One of the first boutiques to carry his clothes was Charles Gallay, who was known for carrying avant-garde designers. He gained notability after Kate Moss was photographed by Corrine Day for Vogue Paris in one of his signature leather jackets. This attention lead to Vogue America sponsoring his first runway, which he titled “Sparrows FW02”

He moved to Paris in 2003 with his partner Michèle Lamy, a decision that was partially motivated by being mugged in Los Angeles.He set up his home and atelier inside a historic five-story building that previously served as offices for former French President François Mitterrand.His runway collections have been mounted in Paris since then. In 2004, Owens and Michèle Lamy established their own fashion company Owenscorp, and described their business partnership as “asking a gypsy to organise a war with a fascist.”

In 2013, Owens exhibited his ‘Prehistoric’ collection at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London.Owens’ design colour palette in this seven piece collection stretches from white to black, stopping nowhere in between.”The show is entitled ‘Prehistoric’ – a name that reflects its inspiration, the origins of humanity, it recalls a mysterious ancient civilization. Its aura is one of spiritual ritual, archaic ceremony and supreme power”

Auction History

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