|Education||Otis/Parsons, Los Angeles Trade Tech,Los Angeles|
|Awards||Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, 2007, Fashion Group International Rule Breaker Award, 2007, CFDA Perry Ellis Emerging Talent Award, 2002|
|Labels||Rick Owens, Palais Royal, DRKSHDW, RickOwensLilies|
Richard Saturnino Owens (born 1961), known as Rick Owens, is an American fashion designer.
Life and career 
Owens studied fine arts at Otis College of Art and Design, in Los Angeles, for two years before dropping out and taking pattern-making and draping courses at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, leading to work in the garment industry doing knock-offs of designer clothing.
His own label, begun in 1994 found a following, selling exclusively to Charles Gallay, a pioneering Los Angeles retailer who kept Owens in business for several years. In 2001, he signed with Italian sales agent Eo Bocci Associati for international distribution, and his production moved to Italy.
Owens began to receive attention when an image of Kate Moss shot by Corinne Day appeared in Vogue Paris, featuring one of his fitted distressed leather jackets. He showed his first runway collection in September 2002 during New York Fashion Week. The show was sponsored by American Vogue and Anna Wintour, who also featured him and his muse Kembra Pfahler in a spread shot by Annie Leibovitz. Owen's look has been described as "glamour-meets-grunge".
In 2002, Owens was appointed artistic director at Revillon, the French fur company that was founded in 1723.
Working and producing in Europe led him to his move from Los Angeles to Paris and show during the Paris collections. He also began his longstanding collaboration with stylist Panos Yiapanis, who has been working with Owens on all his catwalk shows to date.
In 2002, Owens won the Council of Fashion Designers of America Perry Ellis Emerging Talent Award. In 2007 he was awarded a Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award and the Fashion Group International's Rule Breaking award.
- 2005, History of Fashion Designer Rick Owens, historyofashion.com" retrieved December 23, 2006,