Monday, 30 June 2008

Viktor and Rolf at the Barbican

It is times like these when I wish that I lived in London. I very much doubt that I will manage to find time to get to the Viktor and Rolf exhibition at the Barbican but would really love to go. I have always loved the flamboyant and eccentric clothes of Viktor and Rolf and what better way to show them off than in a 6 metre, three storey stately home style dolls house filled with no less than 55 dolls clad in Victor and Rolf creations and crafted to look exactly like the model that originally wore each outfit. The dolls hair is made of human hair and a full time hairdresser has been employed to style the dolls hair. That is quite strange but for Viktor and Rolf it is really in keeping with their amazing attention to detail and the surreal quality of their clothes and shows. These are some of the highlights:

pictures from

Black Hole - Autumn/Winter 2001 -The whole collection was black and the models were painted completely black, giving a very dramatic effect. the clothes were classic black clothes inspired by the likes of Chanel and Dior but with that Victor and Rolf signature quirkiness.

Russian Doll - Autumn/Winter 1999 - Maggie Rizer was the only model in the show and she wore the whole Haute Couture collection, one outfit on top of the other - now that is taking the layered look to the extreme. The poor girl must have been baking hot!


Kira Fashion said...

wow, really cool :)

a kiss

CoutureCarrie said...

I love the black face paint!! So dramatic.