"With exquisite craftmanship and dreamy silhouettes, sometimes made from tinkling bells or red carpet, the fashion artists Viktor&Rolf – a real Dutch national treasure – have been creating wearable art for the past twenty-five years in the most unique and singular style," said Thierry-Maxime Loriot, curator of the exhibition.
From Sunday May 27, the spectacular and avant-garde creations of the fashion artists will be on display at the Kunsthal. Since forming their creative partnership in December 1992, Viktor Horsting (1969) and Rolf Snoeren (1969) have gained critical acclaim for their cerebral and witty approach to haute couture.
The exhibition will feature some of the most show-stopping and innovative works by the design duo. These will include over 45 haute couture pieces from the designers’ collections, stage costumes created for ballet and operas, presented alongside earlier designs from the Viktor&Rolf archives and international museums 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. In addition special pieces like the costumes they created for Madonna in 2016 for her Miami Art Basel fundraising concert and new works from the latest collections, ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’ and ‘Action Dolls’ will be displayed which have never been exhibited before.