VIDEO: Statue style at Viktor & Rolf

10 March 2009

Viktor & Rolf are well known for their tricksy shows. So when we saw the bunch of Renaissance style statues standing on plinths at the back of their runway, we were looking extra close to see if they were actually real people. Turns out they weren't - or if they were, they were doing a darn good job of staying still! - and Viktor & Rolf had left the drama to the clothes. Perhaps inspired by the statues, the pieces that came out were the colour of stone, and were shaped and draped around the body like extravagant swathes of curtains. Body-con draping is one of the biggest trends of Paris Fashion Week, and this show had uber-draped trouser suits in darkest brown, and full length dresses in inky black. The prettiest dress though was a pink sheath with a delicate marble print. But the funnest items of all were the slouchy sequin-knee high boots - if they won't cheer up your life come Autumn nothing will!

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