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'Viktor & Rolf Scissorhands' Literally Cut Couture Gowns to Shreds for Spring 2024

We all know by now that Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren have a sense of humor that always finds its way into their collections via a clever theme or radical experiment that never fails to grab attention. Some might call these gimmicks, but the resulting garments tend to feel more like well-constructed art than contrived stunts.

This is true of the duo's Spring 2024 Haute Couture collection, shown in Paris on Wednesday. At first glance, the collection appears unusually subdued for Viktor & Rolf: 28 all-black looks in fairly simple silhouettes. The shock value is in the way they were constructed — or, rather, deconstructed.

For a collection entitled 'Viktor & Rolf Scissorhands,' the designers selected seven "flawless couture outfits" to then be used as blueprints for three consecutive iterations of the same design. They (or members of their atelier) then took tailor's scissors and went to town on those iterations, sometimes just cutting (couture) fabric spontaneously. The videos of this being done are legitimately stressful to watch.

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"From minuscule holes in a rorschach motif to a ballgown hacked in half: holes and slashes are controlled and directed but also form instances of orchestrated chaos," the brand shared on Instagram.

"Orchestrated chaos" feels like the perfect way to describe the uncanny beauty of this collection. See every look below.

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Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Spring 2024

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Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Spring 2024

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Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Spring 2024

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Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Spring 2024

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