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Rick Owens’ collections definitely have a look. 

Each year, unfinished hems, blistered leather, raw silks and otherwise damaged looking items come down the designer’s runway. Oftentimes, you have to take a step back and look at the bigger picture to see the beauty in Rick Owen’s clothing. Apparently his home is the same way.

Originally the office headquarters for the French Socialist party, the entire place was far from livable when Rick got it back in 2004.

“The building was empty for 20 years before we got it in 2004. It was hideous: office cubicles, insulation tiles, a real rat warren, ” he said. “I think it was too daunting for most people to take on—not too many people would do it the way we did. We just ripped things out, but left the concrete floors and some of the other stuff—the bare bones are good.”

The home features paintings galore and tons of furniture designed by Rick. The work area has a full catering kitchen, but the actual living quarters happen to be missing a fridge. Anywhere.

“We have minibars on each floor—I can always get a cookie,” Rick tells the Wall Street Journal.

We wonder what he does when he has guests? Read Rick Owens’ full article with the Wall Street Journal by clicking here and check out more pics below. 

Rick Owens’ massive Parisian pad

Rick Owens’ massive Parisian pad

Rick Owens’ massive Parisian pad

Rick Owens’ massive Parisian pad

Rick Owens’ massive Parisian pad

Rick Owens’ massive Parisian pad