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Van Gogh Girls – Viktor&Rolf

Start Date 05 December 2015
End Date 14 February 2016
Venue Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Location Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Three creations from Viktor&Rolf’s spring/summer 2015 haute couture collection ‘Van Gogh Girls’ were shown at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen from 5 December to 14 February 2016. Art collector Han Nefkens bought the three outfits, including the spectacular finale outfit, during Paris Fashion Week and gave them on a long-term loan to the museum. The collection is made up of A-line babydoll dresses with flower prints combined with exuberant straw hats and flip-flops. With each successive dress more and more of the flowers come to life, eventually expanding to create enormous sculptural silhouettes.

The straw hats give a surreal nod to rustic country life and eventually fuse with the dresses to form a unified whole. All the fabrics were produced by VLISCO using traditional batik-inspired painting and printing techniques.