Paris Fashion Week Spring ’08. Mime’s Eye. Homage to Marcel Marceau. Victor & Rolf

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October 3, 2007 • Paris Fashion Week Spring '08

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There was something sweet– and not to mention sincere about Viktor & Rolf’s spring ’08 collection. In their homage to the late Marcel Marceau they chose to offer a commentary that was more than a bleak forecast of what’s been, what’s arrived and what’s to come. It’s easy to despair and much more difficult to find something evocative and honest and, ahem, still be beautiful (bratty newcomers to the runway take note). Their statement in Suzy Menkes review speaks volumes “He [Marcel Marceau] knew what was precious in our lives,” said Ralph Snoeren and Viktor Horsting backstage to explain why – even before the performer’s demise – they had fixed on that creative inspiration for their spring/summer 2008 show Tuesday.”

Indeed, with their pierrot collars down to the patterns on the heels of their shoes they took the more difficult road– foregoing irony for something inspiring.– Amy Ko, Senior Editor

Photos: Elle.com

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