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.