Rick Owens Features Black Greek Steppers In Paris Fashion Week Show

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Black Greek culture invaded Paris Fashion Week. Renowned designer Rick Owens implemented female steppers into his runway show at Paris Fashion Week.

Miss Info reports:

As a designer, some of Rick Owens' collections are just a few asymmetrical hemlines away from a Tatooine executioners convention. But his business acumen and creative focus is admirable…and what Rick Owens did this week at his Paris fashion show is incredible.

The show featured all female step dancers instead of traditional models. So instead of a sea of lily-white (with a rare fleck of brown, black and yellow) rib cages, there were bodies of color, and in a range of shapes and sizes. And instead of the usual dour-face, vacant stares, and stork-like prancing seen on all the other runways, these women were stomping, scowling, and signaling…unfazed by all the fancy pinched powerbrokers staring at them from the front row. And by the end of the show, both the designer, his models and many of the audience were in tears.

According to the New York Times, Owens sourced his steppers from the Washington Divas, Momentum and Zetas—all from Washington DC—and the Soul Steppers from New York City.

For those of you who are members of the historically African-American sororities (Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta & Sigma Gamma Rho), do you think this was a good look or bad? Let us know in the comments.

Check out footage of the ladies stepping below and in the gallery.

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Photos: Instagram

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  • Ebby

    This looks more like a South African step and plus they doing the same step over and over again. Not knocking them bit I've seen better.

    • Saidah Maliq

      They arent in a competition its more so to evoke emotion from the audience and all "stepping" is african based its done during rituals all over africa

  • LeeLeeC

    Yawn....I'm sorry is this a reenactment of a slavrey ship?

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