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It has long been known that fine art serves as inspiration for many of the world's top designers. But these gowns take that inspiration way too literally. Instead of just using whatever the artist painted on the canvas as inspiration, Viktor & Rolf decided they would use the entire painting, frame and all, as fashion inspiration for their designs shown at the 2015 Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris.
Who in their right mind willingly wears wood frames as a fashion statement? Right, only the models that are paid to wear that. And because making one of these frame dresses isn't enough, the designer made a whole line of them.
Okay, if you need two men to help you even put on your dress, it just shouldn't be worn.
Is it just me or does the model's face say, "Yeah, I have no idea what I'm wearing either and I really hope they are paying me a lot for this."
The designers also showcased a more casual look that featured blank canvases (complete with their wood backing) made into dresses. I'm guessing these "casual" dresses are for everyday fashion, in their mind and no one else's.
The good thing about these dresses is that they are very functional. You can easily start painting whenever and wherever artistic inspiration hits you. Just strip off your dress and start painting. You won't get any weird looks, I promise.
Oh my! These dresses have my attention. They are beautiful in such a bizarre way.
It looks like what would happen if I went drunk streaking through the Louvre.
I don't know anything about art or fashion, that being said it did grab my eye. It's something new to me and I liked it.
@Jaydia @sherrysahar I think they would be a lot more wearable for everyday fashion if they didn't have wood frames as part of the piece of clothing. They are definitely unique and artistic!
They're actually quite stunning. Made even more so/dramatic by the models' plain hairstyles, keeping the focus on the masterpieces. With the right materials, I could see these being rocked as abstract gowns, cloaks, blouses, even bomber jackets.
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