Close your eyes and imagine a luxurious, gothic-inspired room. Black leather drapes, deep purples and maroons, perhaps a small gargoyle statue or a skull resting on a side table. We imagine there would be candles, wax dripping artfully, and maybe a satanic-looking painting hanging on the wall next to a broken mirror. This is how we picture the bedroom of Rick Owens, the genius designer known most famously for his flawless leather jackets and prince-of-darkness aesthetic.
If you have watched any episode of Kell On Earth or are familiar with Andrew Mukamal’s fashion sense, you know that Rick Owens is his hero. His clothes have a “‘Fuck you’ mentality,” Mukamal said in an interview, “And I love that.”
So Andrew, if you’re reading this, take a deep breath. Now is your chance to get inside the brain of your idol — or, at the very least, the bedroom.
Rick Owens will transforming New York City’s Salon 94 for a furniture exhibit inspired by his own home in Paris. According to WWD, the exhibit, titled “Pavane for a Dead Princess,” will include “a low bed and curvilinear headboard cut from Spanish alabaster…a daybed made of wood, bronze and alabaster…[and] a floor-to-ceiling sheared mink curtain.”
Rick Owens has successfully promoted a specific and unique aesthetic that, though many try to ape, few come close to doing it as well as he does. And it’s not about the brilliance of one of his leather jacket designs or even the quality, it’s about the all-around Rick Owen’s look: the rock star, the darkness, the beautiful danger that his clothes instill in you. So if he’s able to do that by designing a jacket, imagine what you’ll feel like standing in this bedroom.
The exhibit opens May 8th and will run through June 25th, so get your leather jackets distressed and rip up those jeans. And if you need to, check out some of Andrew’s outfits for inspiration. You wouldn’t want to be caught under-dressed to this show.