2008 February 28

Viktor & Rolf - Paris Fall 2008

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2008 Viktor & Rolf Fall 2008
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(PARIS) Roll Call: Paul Cavaco, Kate Betts, Glenda Bailey, Hamish Bowles, Virginia Smith, Hal Rubenstein, Charla Lawhon, Anna Piaggi, Fabien Baron, Ron Frasch, Franca Sozzani

Chic Report: For fall, Viktor & Rolf decided to express their annoyance with fashion in an ultra-surrealist way, sprinkling the words “dream on,” “wow,” and “no” throughout the collection (“It’s our glamorous protest,” the design duo told us). The color palette was quite austere--black and grey with pops of red, cranberry, and green--and the looks were meant to have an activist feel, with clingy black turtlenecks, marching boots, droopy grey jackets, and cocoon silhouettes making a major showing. Sexier pieces included cranberry cigarette pants and a ruffled red shell. “They have a great sense of elegance, refinement, imagination, and fun,” said Marisa Berenson. “It’s a funny tale told with creativity and wit, but it’s still feminine and beautiful!”