The exhibition that is firmly inked in every fashionista’s diary, Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists, throws its doors open on 21 October, and in a major exclusive for NGV International the Dutch designers, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren will appear in conversation with international guest curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot on opening night.
The exhibition will feature some of the most show-stopping works by the pair, including over 35 haute couture pieces from the their previous collections, with an edit of earlier designs from the Viktor&Rolf archive as well as international museum collections.
Also on display will be a selection of their work-in-progress ‘Dolls’ project: replicas of antique dolls dressed in the designers’ most iconic looks.
Viktor&Rolf in Conversation will explore the designers’ boundless creativity and their career-defining ethos of ‘wearable art’. As self-confessed outsiders of the fashion world, since forming their artistic partnership in 1992, Horsting and Snoeren have gained international acclaim for their unique approach and experimentation with design, technical virtuosity and sculptural forms. Throughout their illustrious twenty-five-year career, Viktor&Rolf have carved an identity that pushes the boundaries between art and fashion, often contrasting themes such as minimalism and opulence, romance and excess, exuberance and control, classicism and conceptualism.
Tickets will go on sale 10am Thursday 29 September, following an NGV Members’ exclusive presale available from 10am Wednesday 28 September.
Viktor&Rolf in Conversation with Thierry-Maxime Loriot
- Date: 6.30pm – 7.30pm, doors open 6pm, Friday 21 October 2016
- Venue: NGV International
- Ticket prices: $75 Adult / $60 Member / $70 Concession
- Viktor&Rolf in Conversation ticket includes entry to the Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists exhibition, valid for one visit during the exhibition period, 21 Oct 2016 – 26 Feb 2017.
- NGV MEMBERS PRESALE: 10am Wednesday 28 September
- GENERAL SALE: 10am Thursday 29 September
- Tickets on sale at NGV.MELBOURNE
Pictured at top: Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm Rolf Snoeren and Viktor Horsting, Viktor&Rolf, Amsterdam 2002 published in Vanity Fair, February 2003 © Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm