The House of Viktor and Rolf

Overview

Famed for their high-concept catwalk shows and extravagant collections, the radical Dutch design duo Viktor & Rolf have taken the fashion world by storm over the last 15 years. This sumptuously produced book is the most comprehensive exploration of Viktor & Rolf's work to date, and includes an essay by the fashion historian Caroline Evans, an interview with the designers, a detailed biography and perceptive texts on each collection. Particular attention is given to signature looks from such collections as...
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Overview

Famed for their high-concept catwalk shows and extravagant collections, the radical Dutch design duo Viktor & Rolf have taken the fashion world by storm over the last 15 years. This sumptuously produced book is the most comprehensive exploration of Viktor & Rolf's work to date, and includes an essay by the fashion historian Caroline Evans, an interview with the designers, a detailed biography and perceptive texts on each collection. Particular attention is given to signature looks from such collections as Atomic Bomb and Russian Doll, which showcase the duo's unique blend of cool irony and surreal beauty. Featuring style shots by some of the world's most celebrated photographers, catwalk images, behind-the-scenes snapshots and portraits, The House of Viktor & Rolf is a stunning tribute to two of the most original designers in haute couture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858944609
  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,371,140
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Caroline Evans is Professor of Fashion History and Theory at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts London. Susannah Frankel is Fashion Editor of The Independent newspaper.
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Table of Contents

Preface 6

Introduction Caroline Evans Evans, Caroline 10

Interview Susannah Frankel Frankel, Susannah 23

Collections 39

Portraits 218

Chronology 225

The House of Viktor & Rolf: Exhibit List 238

The Making of the Dolls 244

Further Reading 248

Acknowledgements 252

Picture Credits 253

Index 254

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