His full name is Richard Saturnino Owens. He is an American celebrity in the fashion world. The fashion designer Rick Owens is well-known the many labels associated to him such as Rick Owens Lilies, Palais Royal, and many others. If you are looking for something unique to wear, look no further as Rick Owens is a pro in that field. Today, let us learn more about the career, biography and net worth of Rick Owens in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
He was born in 1962 in Porterville California. He is the son of John and Connie Owens, who is a Mexican. He loved fashion since he was young and this made him to be enrolled at the College of Art and Design immediately after completing his school education.
He later joined Los Angeles Trade Technical College, where he majored in pattern-making and draping. He then got an opportunity to work in several garment industries that dealt in designing.
Rick Owens is among the many celebrities who have succeeded in keeping their private life away from the media. Very little is known about him but he remains to be a follower of the catholic religion. He is rumored to have a wife by the name Michele Lamy.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He began his journey in the fashion world in 1994 where he ran a store in Hollywood Boulevard. In 2003, he migrated to Paris where opened a workshop inside an old five-storey building that was initially used by the former French President as his offices.
Since then he has become a successful person gaining popularity from all over the world. In 2005, he created a furniture collection making the items using raw plywood, moose antlers and marble.
In 2013, he got an opportunity to showcase his unique and collection of the furniture at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London city. His career graph has been on the rise as he has gone ahead and opened several boutiques across the country. He has also opened stores in other nations like Tokyo, Hong Kong and London.
He has also ventured into writing books, which have already been published. Some of the books include ‘Rick Owens Furniture,’ ‘Rick Owens,’ and others.
Through his unique style in the fashion industry, he has been able to receive several awards such as the 2002 Perry Ellis awards for the category of emerging talent, Fashion Group International Rule Breaker Award in 2007, Life Time Award in 2017, The Cooper-Hewitt Design Award, among others.
Net Worth & Earnings
Rick Owens has an estimated net worth of $4.5 million. He is a wealthy man who makes his money from the sale of clothing and prehistoric furniture that many people love. His several stored and shops that he has set up across the borders accumulate a sum of money in his pocket.
He is known to bring new ideas and shuns gender and normality that we are used to from the many designers. Watching his runway is never a dull moment. Rick Owens is a fashion designer that is both famous and wealthy.