Viktor & Rolf’s Oversized Doll Heads Steal the Show at Paris Couture Week

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Have you ever daydreamed about what would happen if a Bratz Doll and a Cabbage Patch Kid got mixed together and sent down a high fashion runway? Good news! Dutch design house Viktor & Rolf made your dreams come true today at Paris Couture Week with one of the strangest runway shows of the season.

For their Fall 2017 Couture show, the avant-garde design duo Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren sent a diverse range of models down the catwalk as Action Dolls, which is a glitzy way of saying half the models walked the runway in in oversized dolls heads before the second half of the show brought out converted, wearable version of the looks. That’s not to say you can’t wear oversized dolls heads on the streets, but we have a feeling they wouldn’t pay the hospital fee of the bike messenger you’d run into trying to cross 5th Avenue.

Dolls weren’t the only theatrical flourish the designers brought to Paris Couture Week. The garments themselves continued the theme with larger-than-life ruffles; sleek, quilted nylon; and patchwork detailing your grandma would be proud of under the oversized bomber jackets.

Check out some of our favorite looks below.

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La Roux Live at Viktor and Rolf

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The French love a strike. Today there’s one that’s causing traffic pile-ups all over Paris, so you can imagine that the 9am car ride over to Viktor and Rolf—with no time to stop for coffee—was not exactly the best way to start my day. But oh how the tables turned once I (finally) arrived at the show!

First, I had an enormous Starbucks right outside the doors to the show. And, once inside, I discovered I was in store for yet another surprise pick-me-up: a performance by La Roux. The androgynous English electro-pop sensation turned out tunes (though she looked like she could have used a venti latte herself), while the Dutch duo Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren sent out a summery mix of khaki, navy, and black looks, from light-as-a-feather, gentlemanly suiting and evening wear, to layered, casual looks. I’m definitely feeling more awake now.

Check out the photos from the show. Ignore the balding man and focus on the summer looks emerging from the hall. image image image