Friday, October 03, 2008

You Should Be in Pixels

Ladies and Glentlepeople, you each have a front row ticket to the SS '09 Viktor and Rolf show! In fact the entire world does (sorry, were you feeling special for a moment?). Produced over a two-day period for a healthy budget, the webcast-only presentation features a clan of Shalom Harlow clones stalking a white runway in an empty room. You get to play the editor of your choice (Back off! I call Anna Wintour!) as you witness the clothes in motion and close up, from an omniscient VIP seat.

The looks were an ode to pixelation. There were sparkly labor intensive, hand-made dresses in crystal-studded organza. They looked like a television screen seen under scrambled conditions with a magnifying glass. There was also a T-shirt with a pixel graphic of a dragon. The T-shirt was paired with black and white graphic tights that will hopefully inspire some exciting alternatives to the solid black leggings that need to be put out of their misery by the time Spring rolls around this year.

The whole show, with it's virtual bent and finale of Shaloms dissipating into a pixelated ether, reminded me of the scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory where Mr. Wonka introduces Wonka Vision:

Something tells me Viktor & Rolf would get along swimmingly with Willy.

Images: Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf via

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