Rick Owens: I'm done with rogue model
Rick Owens won’t ever talk to the model he punched during his Paris Men’s Fashion Week show.
During the presentation in June, one of Rick’s models got political on the runway. As he strutted down catwalk, he decided to hold up a sign stating 'Please Kill Angela Merkel - Not'. This prompted Rick to get physical, and punch the model.
“No, and I won’t,” Rick stated when Surface magazine asked if he’d spoken to the model. “I wonder if he has dementia or something. He’s always been a heavy drinker, and a little erratic, which was adorable. But what he did was just so illogical. He was very accepted here and embraced by a community of people who were very affectionate toward him - a group that now feels more hostility toward him than I do because they feel protective of me. It was really a self-destructive gesture.”
Rick is known for his provocative pieces, and earlier this year he featured men’s clothes which had cut outs showing their genitals.
Explaining further why he lost his cool when the German model, known as Jera, unfurled his banner, Rick reveals he didn’t like the attention being taken away from him.
“I was p*ssed at that moment. I thought, ‘Hey, this is my spotlight, and you f**ked it up’. The whole reason I hit the guy was I knew if I didn’t react very strongly it might get out that this was some stunt that I had planned. Everybody had to know how strongly I disagreed with this. I don’t mind drama, but I don’t like death threats,” he vented.