Rick Owens AW2007 Wagner #4 Longsleeve Shirt

Rick Owens AW2007 Wagner #4 Longsleeve Shirt


Rick Owen's choice in invoke Richard Wagner,  a German opera composer oft credited with propelling music into its modern form, was far more than a creative dalliance or hastily conceived exploration. The season before this top was produced, Owens noted that Wagner was amongst the artists his father had brought him up listening to. Owen's father is a critical influence on his work, the designer has described him as an "anti-muse". He was verbally abusive to Owens as a boy, never accepted his sexuality, and severed all contact with the designer before his own passing. Owens has since referenced to his father on several other occasions. In a 2018 GQ interview Owens noted that the moniker given to his AW2018 show, "Sisyphus", was ostensibly a reference to King Sisyphus, but more earnestly a metaphor for his father, whom he saw reflected in the brutish, mythical Greek king of Corinth.

This top contains words from a 1857 composition of Wagner’s, made in reference to the work of contemporary poet Mathilde Wesendonck, his rumored extramarital lover, whom Wagner’s experiences with served as the inspiration for his most famous work, “Tristan und Isolde”.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws. 

Tagged size: S

Shoulder: 17in

Pit to pit: 21in

Length: 31in

Sleeve: 31.5in

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