Rick Owens Uses Step Dancers to Model His New Collection in Paris, With Fierce Results

Designer Rick Owens debuted his spring/summer 2014 collection in Paris today. In lieu of models, Owens called upon a team of step dancers to show off his clothing.  And dance!  They marched down a metal staircase… 

They marched down a metal staircase...
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… and took to the runway.

... and took to the runway.
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Wearing signature androgynous, monochromatic garb typical of Owens. Which was also probably pretty comfortable to dance in!

They performed a routine much more rigorous than mere cat-walking.  And about 1,000 times more interesting.  And the fashion crowd went mostly wild with praise.  This spectacle resulted in what might be the only literally fierce runway stills in the history of fashion.

see full article by Angela Vitello with video at buzzfeed.com

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