Viktor&Rolf: FASHION ARTISTS Exhibition

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In collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria, Amsterdam-based fashion house Viktor & Rolf are presenting their world-first exhibition at the NGV, Melbourne, Australia. Showcasing the designers’ spectacular and avant-garde creations Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artist exhibition is on display from 21 October 2016 – 26 February 2017. (image: Rolf Snoeren and Viktor Horsting, Viktor&Rolf, Amsterdam 2002, published in Vanity Fair, February 2003 © Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm)

The exhibition explores the elements that make Viktor & Rolf designs unique in the contemporary fashion world. Featuring some of the most show-stopping and innovative works by the Dutch design duo, the exhibition includes over 40 haute couture pieces from the designers’ collections, presented alongside earlier designs from the Viktor & Rolf archive and international museum collections. Also on display throughout two fashion galleries are 21 exquisite dolls, traditionally handmade by the Viktor & Rolf atelier using porcelain, papier-mâché and human hair, and each wearing an intricately crafted miniaturised version of a key collection work. First created for The House of Viktor & Rolf (2008, Barbican Art Gallery, London), the designers have celebrated each major collection since with a new doll dressed in an emblematic design. – from Viktor&Rolf

The curator will be Thierry-Maxime Loriot, who curated the blockbuster exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. With exquisite craftsmanship and dreamy silhouettes, sometimes made from tinkling bells or red carpet, the Dutch fashion artists Viktor & Rolf have been creating wearable art for the past twenty years in a unique, singular style, he stated.

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Stijl: "Portrait B&W"

Rolf Snoeren and Viktor Horsting, Viktor&Rolf, Amsterdam 2008
© Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm

viktor-and-rolf-10 Rolf Snoeren and Viktor Horsting, Viktor&Rolf, Amsterdam 2008
© Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

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