February 28, 2005 Paris
But take a second look before you flee too fast. Even though Owens' total image is patently not for wimps, some of the individual components are brilliantmost obviously, the rough-hewn, bias cut shearlings and leather jackets that have been finding their way into so many women's wardrobes over the years. This season offered more irresistible pieces for the mainstream Rick collector, particularly the fierce cropped sheepskin gilets and boleros. Some of the sinuous skirts and flared pants in velvet would translate easily to life above ground, too. But taken as a whole? No. That's a place where only the braveand the very strangewill ever go.