Models Need Not Apply: Rick Owens Used a Step Dancing Crew for His Spring 2014 ShowSep 27, 2013 @ 2:30 pm
The Rick Owens spring/summer 2014 show at Paris Fashion Week rocked headlines when a crew of step dancers performed a routine in lieu of the usual run-of-the-mill catwalk. The designer reportedly flew in real dancers (read: real women) from American college campuses to the City of Light to showcase his new collection, which not only blurred the lines between fashion and performance art, but also candidly confronted the issues of (the lack of) diversity and glorified “model” sizes in the industry. What do you think of Owens’ show—is it a step (pun intended) in the right direction? And, is it enough of a catalyst for change? Weigh in below. Click to watch a snippet of the performance.
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