Geometry Lessons at Viktor & Rolf

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Whoa, the Viktor & Rolf show. Talk about sensory overload and a spectacle to behold A giant, sparkling globe rotated on one end of the stage as Róisín Murphy (in what we can assume is the designers' version of maternity wear) belted out tunes from a raised platform on the other and models dressed like candy emerged from between the two. The collection was beyond colorful and the designer duo has probably caused a worldwide tulle shortage considering how much was used in the show. It was interesting how they utilized the material, though: it was like geometry in tulle. The designers constructed layer upon layer of the fabric and then strategically cut into it with laser-like precision. The attention grabbing, debutante-esque ballgowns exhibited a parade of shapes, from beyond perfect circles to lines that sliced through the circumference of the dresses. The other half of the collection was not quite so dramatic. The more ready-to-wear selection included dresses, jumpsuits and jackets in an off-white palette with black trim. Whatever was going through the minds of those two when they dreamed this up doesn't matter (thought wouldn't we all love to know), because the show was the best thing about my day and made me fall in love all over again with what I do.

—REBECCA SUHRAWARDI AUSTIN