Of course this type of male nudity came as a shock to a lot of people since it is quite unusual. Many have criticized the show for being too vulgar or indecent. Some are also confused with that the message really is, and to that, Rick Owens replied:
“I pass classical marble statues of nude and draped figures in the park every day, and they are a vision of sensuality — yes, but also of grace and freedom. As a participant in one of our most progressive aesthetic arenas, am I not allowed to use this imagery? Is it only appropriate for a Michael Fassbender movie? I thought this might be an interesting question.” (source)
I don’t think everyone will understand what he wants to imply with this performance but hopefully, it can open a lot of minds to the diversity and complexity of this art form. It is somehow now rare for moments in fashion to be this resounding and I think Rick Owens pushes the boundaries of the execution of fashion to a point where it’s almost believed to be a step towards cultural change. Anyways, love it or hate it, either way it’s still being talked about.
What are your thoughts on this?
- Reign Gonzales
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