Dutch fashion designers Viktor & Rolf have blurred the lines of fashion and art yet again, this time transforming framed paintings into haute-couture gowns during their show at Paris’ Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2015 fashion week yesterday.
The Wearable Art collection was unveiled during a theatrical performance, which began with the Amsterdam-based duo taking to the catwalk to transform framed canvas artworks already hanging on white-washed walls into dresses, coats or skirts – which they then used to dress each model as they entered the stage.
This meant that the gilded frames unravelled to form a proper outfit, most of which consisted of beautiful materials covered with dusty pinks, muted tones and delicate embellishments – all no doubt taking inspiration from the famous Vincent van Gogh and his many seasonal landscapes.
An extract from Viktor & Rolf’s show notes read: “Art comes to life in a gallery of surreal proportions. A dress transforms into an artwork, back into a dress and into an artwork again.
Poetry becomes reality, morphing back into fantasy.”