Richard Stark is the antidesigner.

He started out making leather jackets, chaps and saddlebags for his Harley-riding friends. These days his company, Chrome Hearts, outfits the likes of Cher, Aerosmith and Motley Crue, among others, in leather and silver. He won the Council of Fashion Designers of America award (the Oscar of the fashion world) in 1992 for Accessory Designer of the Year (presented by Cher, who was wearing Chrome Hearts head to toe), but says he had absolutely no idea what the CFDA was.

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