Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Viktor & Rolf in Utrecht

Viktor & Rolf in the house. Specifically, the Centraal Museum Utrecht. It's amazing. Anyone who loves fashion will simply die when they see this show, which I think has to be one of my all-time favourite exhibitions. My greedy eyes gobbled up every inch of fabric, every ribbon, every sequin. I gorged myself.
This is the largest and most extensive show of the Dutch design duo's work ever presented. It is truly spectacular. Each collection from their 15 years work is represented alongside projections of the collection's catwalk shows. But the extravagance doesn't end with the clothes with each piece being modeled by life size porcelain dolls – stunning works of art in their own right. If that wasn't enough, there's a huge three-story incredible doll house with all the signature pieces reproduced in miniature. The attention to detail is just incredible. Shoes...God, I love these.
I don't want to give too much away, just go see for yourself. The exhibition runs until February 8th so chop chop! I would suggest going early if you go on the weekend as it was rather crowded. Allow a good 1.5 - 2 hours to really see everything.

Centraal Museum Utrecht:
open: Tue - Sun 11.00 - 17.00h closed: All buildings closed: Mon, 1 January, 30 April & 25 December. Cost: free for Museumkaart pass holders; € 2 for children under 12 € 6, € 8,- for adults. During the exhibition 'The House of Viktor & Rolf' there's an extra charge above the original fee. Nicolaaskerkhof 10, Utrecht. Telephone: +31 30 2362362

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, saw it in London, it is fantastic. My fave was Long Live The Immaterial - the blue screens collection. Blogged about it too ;-)