Rick Owens Offers Respect

PARIS — Every so often a show comes along to remind us of the toll taken on an entire creative generation by AIDS, the disease many people pretend has ceased to exist in the era of PrEP preventive drugs. Growing up in dusty, dry Porterville, Calif., without a television, and with little access to news…

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Vetements, Evolving

PARIS — “Warning!!” the T-shirt read. “What you are about to witness will disturb you. Even shock you. There is a dark side of humanity the censors won’t let you see … but we will.” That’s a Vetements promise. Shock and awe are arrows in the quiver. “View at your own risk” is the T-shirt’s…

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