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Rick Owens is an American fashion designer born in 1962 in Porterville, California. In 1994, he founded his eponymous fashion house, creating his signature “glunge”—glamour meets grunge—style. With fitted leather jackets, threadbare jersey t-shirts, deconstructed skirts and harem pants with irregular hems, Owens immediately established himself as a fashion outsider. Pierced and tattooed, the anti-conformist punk designer with long hair created a rock ‘n’ roll world set on the fringe of market trends and developed a somber, underground and almost hard-core fashion image.