2/9/09

FLASHBACK: VIKTOR AND ROLF FW 06.

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2006 Ready-to-WearViktor & Rolf Fall 2006 Ready-to-Wear




Viktor & Rolf Fall 2006 Ready-to-WearViktor & Rolf Fall 2006 Ready-to-Wear


Many runway shows are forgettable but this one remains imprinted in my mind.   This collection completely matches my aesthetic and is the epitome of simple yet elegant.  The inspiration behind this show was the tradition in Holland to dip a baby's shoe in silver in order to "freeze a moment in time."  Viktor and Rolf's desire to "dip fashion in silver" was made real in this collection which featured numerous lustrous looks all made with real sterling silver.     The show featured a mostly black color pallette, with neutruals like taupe, ivory,  and charcoal gray also artfully added into the mix.   The collection included immacuately tailored black dresses, full skirts, and revamped outerwear. The show culminated in a wedding dress made completely of silver.    
The posture and piercing stares evoked a hyper feminitity that was heightened by the classical piece  that featured a women saying phrases such as  "Don't touch" and  "no communication of any kind."  The fencing masks that the models wore, which were  silver black, or made of hair, also embodied the "emotional sterility" of the show and gave the models a sense of anonimity which seemed to complement the overall 50's portrait of women that was present in the flawless makeup, hair, and overall styling.  The result is a haunting rendition of the 50's woman that is both enchanting and disturbingly realistic.  


7 comments:

Sarah Noelle said...

wow. that was amazing. i watched the entire video

Michelle. said...

I know, isn't it! I've rewatched the video so many times lol.

Double D said...

beautifully written!

TJett said...

y does this girl have nets over their faces

Michelle. said...

the answer is in the post : )

Tahir Jetter said...

gotcha. 'nuff said. high fashion is something else.

Michelle. said...

definitely!, in a good way of course