Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The House of Viktor & Rolf at Barbican (Qype does London)

The House of Viktor & Rolf at Barbican
Chris Osburn
Qype does London
August 11th 2008

What made the V&R exhibition so creepy (for me anyway), was their use of dolls, dolls and more dolls. The central feature of the show was a giant dollhouse with all sorts of cutesy dolls wearing mini-me versions of V&R’s off-kilter designs. Think Dolce&Gabbana meets Chucky. Even the life-sized mannequins used to display V&R’s clothing collections had these kewpy doll heads with giant-sized eyes. The juxtaposition of high-minded style with messed-up proportions made a real impact. I appreciated their tweaking everything to be slightly wrong and uncomfortably odd.

Read the complete
Viktor & Rolf post at Qype does London.

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