Rick Owens gets young, gifted and black
PARIS (AP) - It was young, gifted and black all the way during Rick Owens' spirited spring-summer 2014 Paris fashion show.
Gone were the 1.8m blond and usually white beauties who fashion insiders expect to parade mechanically down the podium.
In their place on Thursday was pure energy: Four groups of nearly all-black United States college students, with normal, curvy bodies, and sometimes wild hair dancing in ways that seemed to cross rapper Missy Elliott's moves with those of cheerleaders.
The young women appeared as if out of the heavens from a door at the top of a 10m metal scaffold.