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“The House of Viktor & Rolf” 15 Year Retrospective in London

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London’s Barbican Art Gallery is hosting a 15 year retrospective of Viktor & Rolf’s clever, inventive fashion collections. Fifty-five iconic pieces from past collections have been re-created in miniature and are displayed on custom made porcelain dolls. The clothing is replicated – no single detail is left out – even the model’s makeup looks are recreated on the dolls’ faces. Some of the dolls are displayed in a doll house, standing 28 feet tall, complete with spiral staircases and intricately detailed doorways. When asked what it was like to create the doll pieces, “It was like [doing] 30 collections,” says Horsting, explaining some of the patterns and prints had to be redesigned to fit the scale of a doll.”

The show opens on Wednesday, June 18th in London through September 21st. Barbican will also be hosting a Viktor & Rolf shop which will sell the Viktor & Rolf exhibition catalog, as well as limited edition postcards, limited edition versions of their fragrances, and a specially commissioned limited edition scarf designed by Viktor & Rolf. This exhibit is definitely a must see – I really hope this show travels to the U.S.!

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Image from WWD

P.S. – the Viktor & Rolf site is amazing – you must check it out!!

More pics after the jump . . .

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Image from Telegraph
viktor & rolf doll
Image from Telegraph
house of viktor & rolf exhibition catalog
The House of Viktor & Rolf Exhibition Catalog

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