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August 29 2014

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Your One-Stop Shop For A Ton Of Rick Owens

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When Rick Owens ordered the alabaster for his new furniture range, so much was removed from a quarry in Spain that spies—actual spies—were dispatched to Paris to see what was being done with it. The answer, the enormous ton-and-a-half bed that is the centerpiece of his new show of furniture (pictured), is now on view at the Upper East Side gallery Salon 94. “The alabaster is hollow,” Owens explained at the opening on Saturday night. “I mean, can you imagine how heavy it would be if it weren’t?” With that, Owens feigned an expression of shock, similar to the one that crossed select parties’ faces when told the bed’s list price. (Too shocking to repeat in a family fashion blog.) Persons taking a definite interest in the piece included Studio Museum in Harlem director Thelma Golden, fashion muse Daphne Guinness, designer emeritus Calvin Klein, and performance artist Justin Bond, all of whom attended the casual dinner gallerist Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn hosted after the opening. (Salon 94 is housed in her own home.) Also on hand: producer Hunter Gray, who purchased (!) the bed. “I intend to spend a lot of time in that bed. I plan to die in that bed,” Gray said, musing on his new, and perhaps final, resting place. He should expect a few covert ops at the bed-warming party—once he’s had a chance to reinforce his floors.

Photo: Courtesy of Salon 94

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