Slideshow: the wonderfully peculiar Viktor & Rolf Dolls at the ROM

Slideshow: the wonderfully peculiar Viktor & Rolf Dolls at the ROM

Viktor & Rolf Dolls at the ROM
Viktor & Rolf Dolls at the ROM

For years, lookalike Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren have chosen one or two iconic looks from each collection and miniaturized them to fit 70-centimetre-tall antique dolls. The pair, known for their conceptual, art-house designs and fantastical runway shows, see the project as a creative way to preserve their work, a kind of pint-sized retrospective. Beginning this Sunday, the ROM is exhibiting more than 25 of the Victorian figurines in a free exhibition that’s part of this year’s Luminato Festival. The dolls are arranged on a wee runway and are all meticulously styled right down to the make-up on their porcelain faces. The result is quirky, experimental and sure to delight—very much in keeping with the designers who made them. June 9-30. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, 416-586-8000, rom.on.ca

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