For the 20th anniversary issue of Dazed & Confused, we got in touch with our extended family of collaborators, and asked them to send us the one object they felt best represented their last two decades, for the purpose of constructing a 'time capsule'. Upon deciding to hand over the contents to our readers, as well as fashion, art, and culture enthusiasts across the world, we set up shop with Ebay, and chose Oxfam to benefit from the money raised. The auction runs from November 20-27, 2011. We are auctioning 34 pieces of memorabilia in total, with generous participants ranging from international fashion designers to Dazed’s very own home grown talents.
Viktor & Rolf Designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren have been present on the Paris catwalk since their first haute couture show took place in 1998. The duo have since then moved to pret-a-porter where they have continued to imprint their characteristic precision and surrealist humour on their work, gaining fans such as actress and long term friend of Dazed, Tilda Swinton. Viktor & Rolf have given Dazed's time capsule auction an object closely linked to their story, and which is today’s item of choice. They said: “For this very monumental issue of Dazed & Confused, we chose an equally monumental yet miniature doll from one of our precious collections. She was inspired by our very first haute couture collection, ‘Atomic Bomb’ in 1998, and expresses our surreal contrasts – she’s at once explosive and glamorous. She’s a capsule of our Viktor & Rolf universe, who we know will live on in the Dazed universe.”