Rick Owens 接受《The Talks》專訪大談婚姻生活
美國時裝設計師 Rick Owens 最近接受了網站《The Talks》專訪，大談設計師生涯以及與太太 Michele Lamy 的婚姻生活。眾所週知，Rick Owens
美國時裝設計師 Rick Owens 最近接受了網站《The Talks》專訪，大談設計師生涯以及與太太 Michele Lamy 的婚姻生活。眾所週知，Rick Owens 與太太的關係向來密切，他們不但是夫妻關係，還是生意上的最佳拍檔。有人將 Michele Lamy 比喻成 Rick Owens 的 Pierre Berge（Yves Saint Laurent 的男友），但 Rick Owens 在訪問中卻不同意這種說法；他認為，太太更像是法國女星 Catherine Deneuve，有著獨特的眼光和啟發，也是自己的賢內助，願意和自己甘苦與共。
What role does Michele play in your work?
She is part of the spirit. I think people assume that she is maybe the Pierre Berge – if we’re thinking in legendary Yves Saint Laurent terms – but I think maybe she’s more of the Catherine Deneuve character of that legend. She has great inspiration and great vision. It’s not like she’s in the office every day on the computer, she’s out in the world, researching, and bringing me things back. It’s almost like an ephemeral role. It can be so hard to define.
Like a muse?
Muses… That word is like a “fag hag.” I always introduce her as my better half because I think that’s such a great way of putting it. It’s like, I don’t really know where one of us ends and the other begins. It’s more profound than a business partner. We would be having a beautifully aesthetic life whether this was successful or not, it’s just that we’ve made it public and sold it and so people recognize it. But it would have been great anyway. She’s a great person to be poor with because we’ve been poor together! We could live in a car together and it would be really fun. But Michele doesn’t see a collection until that day.
If Michele’s looked at something and frowned, if she didn’t respond the way I wanted, it would totally fuck me up. I can’t! I can’t engage her. For better or for worse: I have to decide. You want to engage somebody that you’re so intimate with, but you have to keep them at a distance at the same time. It’s an odd little balance. There are probably some relationships that thrive on discussion and a lot more collaboration, and I wish I could, but I’ve learned that no matter how much I want to, I can’t. It’s like… I can’t learn French. You just can’t force yourself. For everybody’s benefit I better just do my job quietly in a little corner like I do.