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Viktor & Rolf's Spring 2015 couture collection inspired by Van Gogh proves that art and fashion can work together

Elle Canada
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Viktor & Rolf's Spring 2015 couture collection inspired by Van Gogh proves that art and fashion can work together

Viktor-e-Rolf-HC-RS15-1311A look from Viktor & Rolf's Spring 2015 couture show, loosely inspired by Van Gogh's paintings. Photos courtesy of ImaxTree.com (runway) and Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation).

Yesterday's Viktor & Rolf Spring 2015 couture show was one more reason to retire the "is fashion art?" debate, as the sweeping landscapes and rolling haystacks of another Dutch artist's work --one Vincent Van Gogh--inspired the painterly and pastoral runway collection in a nearly literal execution (here's hoping that wheat sheaf fascinators turn up on the red carpet as a result). Citing the "raw energy" of Van Gogh's rural landscapes in the show notes, designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren captured the magical realism of the artist's world in a series of babydoll dresses: the duality of a country girl with haute aspirations is perfectly rendered in 3-D floral embroidery topped off with a straw hat. To illustrate, we've rounded up some marquee looks from the Paris show that are closely inspired by the madcap genius and work of our favourite Dutch post-Impressionist. Click below to see and admire the beauty of art and fashion at play. 1. Sunflowers, 1889 5692462144159744 Viktor-e-Rolf-HC-RS15-1374 2. Irises, 1890  van-gogh-irises Viktor-e-Rolf-HC-RS15-1262 3. Almond Blossom, 1890 4609371518533632 Viktor-e-Rolf-HC-RS15-1119 READ MORE: Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring 2015: Our favourite looks 20 amazing looks from the Valentino Sala Bianca Haute Couture show in NYC 10 It models who dominated the Spring 2015 runways

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Viktor & Rolf's Spring 2015 couture collection inspired by Van Gogh proves that art and fashion can work together