For many years and for many of its productions the Paris Opera Ballet has called upon talented designers. Yves Saint-Laurent and his collaboration with Roland Petit (Notre Dame de Paris in 1965), Christian Lacroix and Balanchine's Jewels, Karl Lagerfeld or Riccardo Tisci to name but a few. For the costumes of At the Hawk's Well, Hiroshi Sugimoto turned to Rick Owens. A first for this American hailing from Porteville. Hired at a young age by the French fur brand Revillon, he launched his own brand in 1994, moved to Paris in 2003 and opened his first boutique three years later. Known for playing with conservatism and shaking up conventions, he once again proposes an unconventional creation with graphic lines, perfectly matching the stylized attitudes of Noh and Ryoji Ikeda's abstract music that accompany Sugimoto's work. During the final fittings with the Paris Opera Ballet's dancers, he revealed how he loves to extend the human silhouette, wishing to communicate with the world through his collections. The story in pictures.
Your reading: Rick Owens signs the costumes for At the Hawk's Well