Last Friday night saw the unveiling of Viktor & Rolf’s Dolls exhibition at Studio Job in Antwerp, with the hand-crafted ceramic dolls wearing ‘miniature couture’ having their first outing since the original installation at London’s Barbican in 2008.
The attention to detail and craftsmanship that are scale replicas of exact catwalk outfits are also derived from past illustrious collection. From 1999’s “Russian Doll” babooshka collection to the Tilda Swinton “One Woman Show” of 2003, all of their most outrageous statements have been immortalised in miniature form, complete with hair and makeup looks from each show.
With fashion designers now applying there creative minds to other mediums this is an impressive portrayal of Viktor & Rolf’s work and their new gallery space having worked together with Studio Job. Housed within curved glass tubes on high cylindrical plinths, the dolls seemed to float in the white noise of the clinically bright space, as though in test tubes or rocket launchers about to be shuttled into space.
‘Studio job and Viktor & Rolf cherish a long friendship. When our creative paths cross,
we enjoy working together. jewelry, prints, furniture and now designs for a runway.’ – Studio Job.
The opening night saw all four creators in attendance, with Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren bedecked in coordinated suits, emblazoned with the “Industry” pattern by Studio Job, re-edited for Viktor & Rolf’s Fall Winter 2010 “Glamour Factory” show.
Thanks to A Blog Curated By for the info.