We have said it before and we will say it again. Presently, Rick Owens holds the most powerful men’s wear show in the world. Powerful in terms of leading trends, being copied and bravely going into new directions every season. Owens has made the Palais de Tokyo his home and clearly no other designer gets his permits as easily signed off from the museum board and the City of Paris as Rick. From the Vertigo-imposing scaffolding show last summer to building gas-fire Burning Man scenarios, Owens has his way. With this show he added another highlight. At the Musée d’Art Moderne has been an amazing sculpture show by Californian artist Thomas Houseago who is not only collected by Brad Pitt but also François Pinault. Houseago’s centerpiece Armageddon sculpture in the fountain outside could easily be from Owens himself so he cleverly used it as centerpiece to anchor his show. This time, Owens interpreted the American Dream and put it on heels. Perspex platforms were on all the models that wore mega evening wear as in a yellow embroidered jacket, fencing tunics, burnt metal long coats with exaggerated pockets. Owens was all about tailoring.