A Victorian Era Laced with Social Media Captions: Victor and Rolf at PFW

What would happen if memes existed in the renaissance era?

I have often wondered how sass and moodswings played out in the era without a smartphone. A thought worth pondering in the overtly romantic and undercover divey city of Paris.

Feeding this imagination was Victor & Rolf‘s runway show at Paris Fashion Week (PFW), where period dresses with ruffles and oversized skirts propped with wiring to evoke a rainbow of colors were embelished with contrasting one-liner Instagram captions that were better fit for touristy tees. The juxtaposition was stark, comical, unique, and wildly inventive.

The romance outfits and music contrasted the social media slogans, which when laughed out loud over, unveiled some very extravagant fabrics. Tulle was key for the Victorian outfits, in fluorescent and pastels aplenty, with puffed sleeves, mutton sleeves, and lace finishing where needed. Most of the dresses were monochrome with contrasting lettering, which looked resplendent when viewed in collectivity.

Truly a strange but much needed contrast, quite poignantly pointing out the impact of social media on society.

2 responses to “A Victorian Era Laced with Social Media Captions: Victor and Rolf at PFW

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