Rick Owens has two books set for publication in September

Rick Owens has worked on two hardcover photobooks which will be published in September. The American menswear designer is launching Rick Owens Photographed by Danielle Levitt, which will focus on his own award-winning career, with 150 photographs show…

Rick Owens has worked on two hardcover photobooks which will be published in September.

The American menswear designer is launching Rick Owens Photographed by Danielle Levitt, which will focus on his own award-winning career, with 150 photographs showcasing a selection of the designer’s avant-garde styles from the last 10 years.

“Danielle’s imagery has a clear-eyed honesty and tenderness that I want to align myself with and endorse. The way she has captured what I do is exactly how I want it to be remembered,” Owens said of Levitt.

The 200-page book will be published by Rizzoli New York on 3 September, priced at $55 (£45).

Earlier this year, the 56-year-old announced he will be paying tribute to the iconic costumer Larry LeGaspi, who dressed the likes of Grace Jones and Kiss in the 1970s, with a book called LeGaspi by Rick Owens.

“This book is shamelessly about me. I’ve edited Larry’s work into a composition of the designer I wanted him to be, and the kind of designer I hoped to be,” Owens said in a statement.

The 56-year-old has previously cited LeGaspi’s work as the inspiration for his own career and even celebrated him with his “Larry” menswear collection in February.

The hardcover book, which features 120 colour photos, will also be published by Rizzoli New York on 3 September, and is priced at $75 (£62). It will include contributions from Patti LaBelle, who worked with LeGaspi in the 1970s, his widow Valerie LeGaspi, Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley, former supermodel Pat Cleveland, and former U.S. Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley.

LeGaspi passed away in 2001 from complications of AIDS at the age of 50.

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