Rick Owens is a cult leader with an army of devotees the world over. They are a fiercely brand loyal group who buy heavily into Owens' luxurious take on gothic grunge. Rick Owens began his label in California in 1994 and now oversees a veritable fashion empire from a five-story compound in Paris. If there's one characteristic that has defined his life, it has been Owens' fierce independence. His eccentric brutalist approach is evident in his fashion, his furniture and even his personal life.