Rick Owens Taps Step Dance Team for Mind-Blowing Runway Performance

Everyone in Paris can go home now: Rick Owens just won fashion month.
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Everyone in Paris can go home now: Rick Owens just won fashion month.

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Everyone in Paris can go home now: Rick Owens just won fashion month.

Showgoers know to expect the unexpected from Owens--he's not exactly the most conventional designer. But this year he managed to out-do even himself by hiring a competitive step dance team to model his spring 2014 collection.

According to a tweet from Bergdorf Goodman's Linda Fargo, the dance team was brought in from the US--and you don't bring in a step team to just walk the runway, obviously. They stomped, mean-mugged, and downright owned it. Also incredible, of course, is that these real people had real bodies

There's been a lot of discussions this fashion month about issues ranging from the lack of diversity on the runway--both racially and size-wise--to a shift in focus from the clothes to "Instagrammable" moments. Owens crunched all of that into one runway show. It's one of the most creative, statement-making runways we've seen in a long time.

Check out Insta-vids and images from the runway below--this is one people will be talking about for a long time:

Photos: IMAXtree