Viktor & Rolf, the Dutch designer duo renowned for constantly blurring the boundaries between fashion and art, are set to showcase their spectacular, avant-garde creations in Melbourne in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria.
Since forming their artistic partnership in 1992, fashion artists Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren have gained critical acclaim for their rebellious approach to design, technical virtuosity, and deep knowledge of fashion history. Throughout their illustrious twenty-year career, Viktor&Rolf have carved a contradictory identity that pushes the boundaries between art and fashion, often contrasting romance and violence, exuberance and control, classicism and rebellion.
The exhibition will feature some of the most show-stopping and innovative works by the Dutch design duo. These will include over 35 haute couture pieces from the designers’ collections, presented alongside earlier designs from the Viktor&Rolf archive and international museum collections. Also on display will be a selection of their work-in-progress “Dolls”: replicas of antique dolls dressed in the designers’ most iconic looks.
Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists will be at NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia from 21 October 2016 – 26 February 2017. Tickets on sale now from ngv.vic.gov.au.