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Freaky or Fabulous? Viktor & Rolf Dolls

Freaky or Fabulous? Viktor & Rolf Dolls

Viktor & Rolf have always set themselves apart with their Dutch eccentricity and experimental runways. They came onto the scene in 1996 and delivered their creations as art, or more accurately, as an art installation. For an upcoming retrospective, instead of featuring their clothes in the normal mannequin format, this dynamo duo chose something more . . . freaky.

Raise your hand if dolls freak you out a little bit? With their pale stillness and beady eyeballs, dolls have gotten a bad rap (Chucky, hello?). Fifty-five lucky dolls are to be decked out in V&R garb fashioned for an exhibit at the Barbican Art Gallery in London. The dolls will also be all prinked up with full hair and makeup. In Sunday's New York Times Magazine, Viktor Horsting elaborated, “Every garment is like a couture garment. Everything was scaled down — the embroideries, the prints, all the accessories.” This one wins fabulous to me, by a doll hair, what say you?


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goreygirl13 goreygirl13 8 years
The fasion dolls are not a new thing. During WWII in Paris a designer decided to make that years fashion designs in minature instead of stopping all together due to limited supplies of materials. It was called Theatre de la Mode and it toured Europe and America until finally they were aquired by the Maryhill Museum of Art in Washington state, where they are still on display now. I have to admit that it was a bit freaky seeing them on exhibit but still really neat. I absolutely love the idea, I think the dolls are fabulous.
shopgirl123 shopgirl123 9 years
OMG i hate hate HATE dolls!!!!!!!!!! they are y far the CREEPIEST things ever!!
macneil macneil 9 years
I saw these when they were in the Selfridges Wonder Room. They were just cool, not creepy.
darlene darlene 9 years
they're a little of both
leahtron leahtron 9 years
Freaky AND fabulous! I'm a sucker for creepy/cool stuff like this.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 9 years
I dont want one but I think its an awesome idea.
lulita lulita 9 years
freaky!! they look like a fat nicole kidman :P
Rnicolew Rnicolew 9 years
Fab b/c they are so freaky!!
gt99 gt99 9 years
Love their dolls!! Viktor & Rolf, are they couple?
POPSUGAR-Fashion-UK POPSUGAR-Fashion-UK 9 years
Love them! Can't wait to see the retrospective
Padraigin Padraigin 9 years
dolls scare the poo out of me.
rebelchipmunk rebelchipmunk 9 years
Omg, that doll with the embroidered "I love you" is the stuff of my nightmares!
rebelchipmunk rebelchipmunk 9 years
i can't even look at the picture, let alone the clothes! It further perpetuates my fear of dolls coming to life.
lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
the clothes are fab, but dolls ARE freaky!
Isista Isista 9 years
Freaky, but definitely interesting :)
Ineedclarity Ineedclarity 9 years
The dolls remind me of the "Sex and the City" episode where Stanford was dating the guy with the doll collection on his bed and they had to move everyone before they had sex. One night while they were making out, they didn't move the dolls from the bed and Stanford kicked and broke one of the dolls. Love that episode.
Bluefemme Bluefemme 9 years
They look like Chucky!!Freaky!
penny1614 penny1614 9 years
fashion4ward fashion4ward 9 years
Kinda freaky, but kinda cool at the same time.
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 9 years
I dig it. That's a killer picture, by the way.
emalove emalove 9 years
REALLY freaky to me.
sarahsreallife sarahsreallife 9 years
That's pretty cool. If I were in London I would totally go see that exhibit!
theglossarie theglossarie 9 years
No no no no no
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
I'm terrified of dolls. Freaky! :scared:
myystque myystque 9 years
My mom has a collection of antique dolls that I always thought were freaky; however, the idea of using dolls to highlight fashion is fabulous. I love it!
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