Viktor&Rolf Fashion Artist 25 Years
On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Dutch luxury fashion house Viktor&Rolf, the Kunsthal organizes a large exhibition in collaboration with the Dutch designers and Canadian curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot. Accompanying the exhibition a spectacular book is published.
Since forming their creative partnership in 1992, Dutch fashion designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren—working together as Viktor&Rolf—have gained critical acclaim for their cerebral, witty and rebellious approach to design, their technical virtuosity and deep knowledge of fashion history. Their spectacular avant-garde creations are showcased for the first time in this richly illustrated anniversary publication.
Throughout their illustrious 25-year career, Viktor&Rolf have carved a contradictory identity that pushes the boundaries between art and fashion, often contrasting romance and rebellion, exuberance and control, classicism and conceptualism.
In conjunction with the Kunsthal exhibition, this publication explores their concept of “wearable art”. Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists 25 Years features some of the Dutch design duo’s most show-stopping and innovative works, drawn from the Viktor&Rolf archive as well as museum collections and private collections around the world. The book includes an exclusive recent interview by the curator with the designers, a fascinating glossary of Viktor&Rolf and a rich iconography with images by leading artists and photographers such as Cindy Sherman, Andreas Gursky, Herb Ritts, Anton Corbijn, Mert & Marcus, Annie Leibovitz, David LaChapelle, Tim Walker, Nick Knight and Inez & Vinoodh.