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Designer Rick Owens Throws Paris Fashion Week A Curve

Diversity has finally hit one of the world’s renowned fashion weeks. Designer Rick Owens put on a show stopping (more like stomping) runway show for his Spring 2014 RTW collection at Paris Fashion Week.

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Instead of the usual size two standing six feet tall models Owens used United States based all minority step teams in various sizes to stomp the runway. According to the New York Times, Owens sourced his steppers from the Washington Divas, Momentum , Zetas and the Soul Steppers. The steppers gave a fierce high energy performance that left some viewers in tears (including Rick Owens his self) after watching this ground breaking show.

Earlier this year Owens announced he would be opening a night club in London, UK. He intends to recreate the atmosphere of ‘Spotlight’, a night club in Paris. Apparently Rick likes to party too. He deserves it. Pop a bottle to a job well done.

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  1. This is probably the brownest group, the curviest group, and the most athletic group of models Paris Fashion Week has seen!

  2. Love this dynamic fashion show element!

  3. I am glad he shows that women are in different sizes and plus size women need to be represented by plus size models. Great JOB

  4. Loveed it! I know some of them folks were truly surprised…kudos to the designer and all the beautiful ladies that participated!!!

  5. WTF, that was entertaining but the clothes were horrific.

  6. Just wow. A male designer that likes and designs for women and strong women at that. Love it. Fabulous show.

  7. yeaaaaah

  8. Omg that was banging out BADASS

  9. Awesome. Clothes for women who move

  10. OMG, I will wear ANYTHING by this designer now, if you are “plussie” like me this will inspire you

  11. Oh but wait, now HOLD on, he’s not actually making these? Hopefully so, but I can’t find any plus sizes online so I can support him sooooo….any other fashionistas out there who would know…

  12. Love it! Amazon warriors in battle. That’s what I got from it. Fantastic

  13. Gave me goosebumps…it was awesome to finally see “MY THIGHS” on the runway!

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