Sublime Rick Owens

Dear Shaded Viewers,

This was the strongest Rick Owens collection that I’ve seen in at least 5 seasons. Rick played with volumes and cuts in furs, leather and jersey draped protectively across the body. It was all about elegance and urban modernity. The fur shoes and white socks were sensational. I’m sure these clothes will fly out of the stores. Can I repeat myself? Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I loved it.

photos by Sonny Vandevelde
Michelle Lamy, the muse and girlfriend of Rick Owens with Gareth Pugh who she is now mentoring and directing his career with great success.

To tell you the truth after I saw this collection I really did not want to see anything else. I did, but I think that I should have followed my instincts.

Robin Schulie, buyer Marie Luisa and my old friend the journalist Take Hirakawa

Angelo Flaccavento and Rebecca Voight from Zoo James Goldstein and friend

Arianne Phillips, stylist to the stars and Booth Moore from the LA Times Beat (sp?) from V magazine and beyond

Valerie_steeleLekilina Valerie Steele curator of the FIT museum and our beautiful fave model, Lekelina

THis is the car that should be driving me around and here is James GOldstein discovering himself in BIG.

Before RIck’s show I was interviewed by Mickey from Paper Magazine and we ran into my ex-editor from Vogue Paris and before that, Tina Isaac, she is 4 months pregnant. Congratulations.

If you are interested in Swedish fashion have a read Swedish Design – Minimalist No More by Robb Young in todays International Herald Tribune.

More later,


Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.