We’ve been trying to teach our daughter the wonders and joys of playing with dolls. It seems to be a failed mission, that one, since all she cares about are cars and constructions with her brothers. Oh well, more dolls for me, then, huh?
So in that spirit, and with the secret, sacred hope that she’ll be turning to her dolls one day, I’ll enchant my eyes and spirit with some pretty fancy dolls! Dressed by Viktor and Rolf, the couture dolls were exhibited less than a year ago in an Antwerp Gallery.
The dolls looked pretty and special and pretty special altogether since each and every one of them was wearing reduced to scale models of the original catwalk ones! This has happened before, in 2008, when the Barbican Centre in London organized a retrospective of Viktor & Rolf’s sartorial work. I wish they’d come up with yet another brilliant set of dolls for they’re truly extraordinary!
Also – if you could also work on some miniature cars so that my daughter finally shows some interest for a lil’ doll playing game? Please? (more images right after the jump, click here for the gallery!)
I saw them for real!! In Utrecht, the Netherlands Centraal Museum. These dolls in their Dolls House. Amazing, breathtaking amazing. Imagine to own some of these….sighs…. I went there with a lady friend whom is a doll maker herself and has her own doll theatre. The girl was in Dolls Heaven, I never forget the glow on her face either. :)
Viktor & Rolf have become far more a household name in their own country the last years and are also far more outgoing. They’re far more visible so to speak. Attend red carpets, Dutch celebs, (BN-ers = bekende Nederlands/well known Dutch)wear their clothes. These days people know whom they are while 10 years ago when I talked about them people were like: whom???
Thanks for posting. I’m such a fan and no this is certainly not out of patriotism. I really admire these two and the way they build their career with their often so surprising designs and art work.
Oops…..and I have a PS too. Hahaha, we have a stupid gossip programme daily on tv. I’ve it on sometimes while cooking. They showed some of the Golden Globes and so Natalie Portman in the rose dress of course. The idiots didn’t even mention it was a V&R!! Grrrrrrr……
ohhh, you lucky, lucky girl! I bet it was an impressive sight to see! And even though they sometimes creep me out (the collection dolls, the porcelain dolls mainly), each time I play with my daughter and her dolls I can’t understand how she wouldn’t play with them herself! Dolls are magical!
Wow I would have loved to see them on display in an art setting but I do not think I would want all of them in my living space.
They are rather nifty though! : )
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