Viktor & Rolf Couture Fall 2015

When designers Viktor & Rolf announced they were leaving the world  of ready-to-wear and move exclusively into haute couture, they were serious. And being the geniuses that they are, they presented a stunning and impressive collection, appropriately tilted "Wearable Art." For many years, I have said Viktor & Rolf are artists and this collection substantiated my claim. What began as a runway collection of elaborately draped and sculpted dresses, ended as gilded paintings on a gallery wall. This "performance" unfolded as the audience watched. Viktor & Rolf quickly removed the garment from the model, hinged the frames together and hung the artwork on a wall. Perfection. The last image shows the designers with their painted dresses on display.