Rick Owens Follows Up Phallic Menswear Show by Dipping Models’ Faces in Gold

Models look like futuristic druid-robots at the designer's autumn and winter 2015 presentation.

Are the models making such sinister facial expressions on purpose? (Photo: Getty)
"Eyes Wide Shut," anyone? (Photo: Getty)
The clothes are somehow futuristic druid chic (Photo: Getty).
When dressing for a big night out, always be sure to coordinate face-metal with your pals (Photo: Getty).
The models walk in the show's finale (Photo: Getty)

At his menswear show in January, designer Rick Owens sent models down the runway wearing tunics with cutouts around their naked groins.

As taboo as the exposed male phallus is in a fashion setting, the result was a flurry of attention on Mr. Owens’ menswear line. The world wondered whether he had a similar stunt up his sleeve for his womenswear collection, which showed in Paris yesterday.

The answer: he did. Mr. Owens had models’ faces dipped in silver and gold, care of MAC Cosmetics, and send them down the runway looking like shimmering half-robot-half-priestess science fiction villains.

The clothes were something out of Dune: neutral-colored, drapey and thick. And true to form for Mr. Owens, they looked nothing like what Mary Tyler Moore would wear.

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