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Here’s Rick Owens Posing in Front of a 25-Foot-Tall Rick Owens Statue

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Rick Owens is celebrating his 20th year in business the way only Rick Owens can: namely, by posing in front of a large statue of himself. The imposing Douglas Jennings sculpture — which will sit opposite the iconic 1928 Queen of Time sculpture built into the store’s façade — is part of the “World of Rick Owens” exhibit opening at Selfridges in London. As part of the project, Owens is designing window installations for the department store inspired by his favorite opera, Salomé, and curating a concept store on the ground floor (look for David Bowie records and copies of Jane County’s autobiography). Selfridges will also host an Owens menswear shop-in-shop, women’s and accessories sections, and a 20-piece limited-edition collection from Rick Owens and DRKSHDW. Best of all, the statue is holding a working torch that will burn 12 hours a day for a total of 552 hours. The man really doesn’t do things by halves.

Rick Owens Posed in Front of a Rick Owens Statue