Originally from Southern California, Rick Owens currently bases his practice in Paris, where he oversees his own line and also served as Artistic Director for the French fur house Revillon from 2002 through 2006. Using a minimalist palette to accentuate his sculptural designs, Owens’ edgy design sensibility brings a raw, modern elegance to women’s fashion. Infused with a sense of drama, his work has been noted for its masterful use of draping and asymmetrical cut. Owens’ approach to design, while inspired by the workmanship of couture, retains a consciously unfinished quality. Shortly after his first show in New York, Owens was given the CFDA Perry Ellis Award for Emerging Talent in 2002.