A Doll’s House by Viktor & Rolf

img141I went to the opening preview of The Viktor & Rolf exhibition at . It was quite amazing! I love the doll’s house – I think every girl loves a doll’s house. I had so many dolls when I was little, and my mum would make matching clothes for me and my dolls. I never had my own doll’s house and was jealous of one girl who had a German doll house. img123’s doll house is 6m-high with three floors, endless rooms and it feels very luxurious and empty at the same time. There are 55 porcelain dolls living in the house. The dolls are only 2 feet high, with human hair and are made by hand by master craftsman Mr. B. Terrie. Each doll is designed & styled after the model who originally wore the outfit and the dolls have the same make-up that was worn in the show. The dresses are a true replica – everything is made to scale and even the original leather is used to make the .

img124I keep thinking of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and everything that Nora felt. Dolls can be so beautiful but have a very scary side to them especially the porcelain doll. One of exhibits had a doll surrounded by broken porcelain. In Viktor and Rolf’s work there is lots of dark humour, and there is a lot of it in the way the are displayed as porcelain dolls. It’s eerie and adorable at the same time!

Of course an exhibition like this attracts fabulous people. I spotted super stylish Roisin Murphy. She’s a true fashionista and a wonderful singer!

…and one of my favourite people: Gok Wan!
Girls in Viktor & Rolf

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  1. gilda
    June 23, 2008 at 5:05

    i wish i could go see this. alas i’m stuck in new york and very broke to ever think of flying over. i’ve seen so many pictures of it so far and everything looks fantastic.

    by the way i sort of just surfed on in here and then saw your work. i’m in total awe.

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