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 (runway) and Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation).

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.