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Michèle Lamy

Muse & Collaborator

The multi-talented Parisian entrepreneur is known for the label she built with husband Rick Owens and for mentoring Gareth Pugh.

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Biography

Rick Owen’s wife, muse, creative collaborator and business partner, Michèle Lamy is revered as one of the fashion industry's true eccentrics. She cuts a distinctive silhouette even in the fashion circles of Paris, owning to her singular gothic priestess look and gold teeth.

Lamy first met Owens through his then-boyfriend, hiring him as a patternmaker for her own line, Lamy. At the time she was living in Los Angeles and running Les Deux Café, one of Hollywood’s true insider spots, based behind an unmarked door in a car park.

Owens and Lamy moved to Paris in 2002 to reopen the furrier house Revillon and introduce Rick's signature line, for which she is a muse and creative consultant. Lamy also works with London-based designer Gareth Pugh and Ahmed Abdelrahman, an Emrati designer who launched his label Thamanyah in 2011.

Algerian by blood, Lamy was born and grew up in France during the Second World War.

Career

  • Rick Owens
    Rick Owens

  • Gareth Pugh
    Gareth Pugh

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