Wearable Paintings by Viktor & Rolf

Dutch fashion designers transform broken picture frames into gowns.
Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, who founded the Amsterdam-based fashion house, took to the catwalk to assist with completing the outfits in the collection live. One by one, "paintings" hung on a partition at the back of the stage were unhooked by the duo. They reconfigured the sections of gilded frames and materials onto the models, lifting the pieces over their shoulders or up their legs in front of the audience. The frames formed exaggerated silhouettes over simple paint-splattered denim dresses with rolled-up sleeves, designed to look like artists' shirts. The garments at the beginning of the show were blank canvases, made from white fabric shaped with wooden batons around hems and collars.