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April 13th     8:18 pm


Kirsten Owen in Martin Margiela by Carine Roitfeld

Chapeau Les Perruques!, Elle France, 28 August 1989

Kirsten Owen in Martin Margiela by Carine Roitfeld

Chapeau Les Perruques!, Elle France, 28 August 1989

February 13th     11:19 am

Kirsten Owen by Emma Tempest for MIXT(E) #7 Spring/Summer 2014

Kirsten Owen by Emma Tempest for MIXT(E) #7 Spring/Summer 2014

February 12th     2:34 pm


Martin Margiela

Gilles Bensimon for US Elle, February 1991

Martin Margiela

Gilles Bensimon for US Elle, February 1991

January 10th     10:24 am

Must be the Season of the Witch, Kirsten Owen by Christopher Wahe for The Look, Fall 2002

Must be the Season of the Witch, Kirsten Owen by Christopher Wahe for The Look, Fall 2002

October 12th     8:44 am

Rock On by Elfie Semotan, styling by Sabina Schreder for i-D, The Kinetic Issue

Rock On by Elfie Semotan, styling by Sabina Schreder for i-D, The Kinetic Issue

September 18th     11:48 pm

Faye Wong in a leather top by Alessandro Dell’Acqua, gauze jacket by Jeremy Scott and make-up by Bless

Faye Wong in a leather top by Alessandro Dell’Acqua, gauze jacket by Jeremy Scott and make-up by Bless

(Source: wongfei)

September 11th     10:46 am


Femme FataleThe cruelty inherent in McQueen’s representation of women was part of the designers’ wide vision of the cruelty of the world, and although his view was undoubtedly bleak it was not misogynist. And this was not because the designer often talked of the ‘strong’, uncompromising and aggressive sexuality, a sexuality in which in his Dante collection shown in March 1996 came to resemble that of the fin-de-siecle femme fatale, the woman whose sexuality was dangerous, even deathly, and for whom, therefore, male desire would always be tinged with dread. In this context, McQueen’s fascination with lesbian ‘decadence’ was significant in his production of the femme fatale. ‘Critics who labelled me misogynist got it all wrong, they didn’t even realise most of the models were lesbian.’
Alexander McQueen, Dante, Fall–Winter 1996–1997 Photography Niall McInerney

Fashion at the Edge: Spectacle, Modernity and Deathliness by Caroline Evans, Yale University Press

Femme Fatale
The cruelty inherent in McQueen’s representation of women was part of the designers’ wide vision of the cruelty of the world, and although his view was undoubtedly bleak it was not misogynist. And this was not because the designer often talked of the ‘strong’, uncompromising and aggressive sexuality, a sexuality in which in his Dante collection shown in March 1996 came to resemble that of the fin-de-siecle femme fatale, the woman whose sexuality was dangerous, even deathly, and for whom, therefore, male desire would always be tinged with dread. In this context, McQueen’s fascination with lesbian ‘decadence’ was significant in his production of the femme fatale. ‘Critics who labelled me misogynist got it all wrong, they didn’t even realise most of the models were lesbian.’

Alexander McQueen, Dante, Fall–Winter 1996–1997 Photography Niall McInerney

Fashion at the Edge: Spectacle, Modernity and Deathliness by Caroline Evans, Yale University Press

August 3rd     9:59 pm


Fashion Show Nº30, Women’s Collection Spring–Summer 2000
Kirsten Owen

Dries Van Noten, 01–50 Golden Anniversary

Fashion Show Nº30, Women’s Collection Spring–Summer 2000

Kirsten Owen

Dries Van Noten, 01–50 Golden Anniversary

July 23rd     1:19 pm


Kirsten Owen photographed by Paolo Roversi

Talking to Myself, Edited by Carla Sozzani and Yohji Yamamoto

Kirsten Owen photographed by Paolo Roversi

Talking to Myself, Edited by Carla Sozzani and Yohji Yamamoto

July 19th     10:40 pm


Winter 96/97Espace Pajol
Scissor work, minimal rough cuts, design work over structured shapes. Felt, a humble material, becomes a sublime, noble casing. And always an emphasis on the back, a delicately erotic focal point.
Photography by Monica Feudi

Talking to Myself, Edited by Carla Sozzani and Yohji Yamamoto

Winter 96/97
Espace Pajol

Scissor work, minimal rough cuts, design work over structured shapes. Felt, a humble material, becomes a sublime, noble casing. And always an emphasis on the back, a delicately erotic focal point.

Photography by Monica Feudi

Talking to Myself, Edited by Carla Sozzani and Yohji Yamamoto

July 19th     5:31 am

Kirsten Owenphotography david sims hair guido palau make-up linda cantello
Yohji Yamamoto «Rewind/Forward», 238 Fashion Pictures, 1995–2000

Kirsten Owen
photography david sims hair guido palau make-up linda cantello

Yohji Yamamoto «Rewind/Forward», 238 Fashion Pictures, 1995–2000

July 18th     11:15 am


Summer 2002Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy
Flat cuts and Buddhist texts extend an invitation to meditation and peace; yûzen (technique used for printing fabric, created by Miyazaki Yûzensai at the end of the 17th century, utilising rice paste reserves) and shibori (tie and dye) printing techniques pair up with the graphic, urban signs of sport and the almost immaterial lightness of dance. Feet dress up in trainers with a feminine touch of embroidery.
Photography by Monica Feudi

Talking to Myself, Edited by Carla Sozzani and Yohji Yamamoto

Summer 2002
Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy

Flat cuts and Buddhist texts extend an invitation to meditation and peace; yûzen (technique used for printing fabric, created by Miyazaki Yûzensai at the end of the 17th century, utilising rice paste reserves) and shibori (tie and dye) printing techniques pair up with the graphic, urban signs of sport and the almost immaterial lightness of dance. Feet dress up in trainers with a feminine touch of embroidery.

Photography by Monica Feudi

Talking to Myself, Edited by Carla Sozzani and Yohji Yamamoto

July 17th     11:30 am


Summer 2001Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy
Photography by Monica Feudi

Talking to Myself, Edited by Carla Sozzani and Yohji Yamamoto

Summer 2001
Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy

Photography by Monica Feudi

Talking to Myself, Edited by Carla Sozzani and Yohji Yamamoto

May 17th     11:36 am

Collection Séance de Travail Fall-Winter 1994-1995, Helmut Lang

Collection Séance de Travail Fall-Winter 1994-1995, Helmut Lang

May 2nd     4:51 pm

Unpublished, Outtakes and Polaroids: Kirsten Owen

Unpublished, Outtakes and Polaroids: Kirsten Owen

(Source: paulosutch, via bettinak-deactivated20131027)

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