Luminato kicked off with a fundraising event called Big Bang Bash held at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). The gala featured the North American premiere of dolls by Viktor&Rolf, one of my favourite avant-garde fashion designers, I was thrilled to be one of the first to see them. The collection of fashion dolls was created exclusively for Luminato, it is the miniature of Viktor&Rolf’s actual designs. All dolls are impeccably made and presented on a mini catwalk which almost made me feel like watching a real Viktor&Rolf fashion show!

All dolls are made of porcelain with an attitude. Look at how fashionable they are, don’t you just adore them?

Dolls by Viktor&Rolf
Dolls by Viktor&Rolf

The event was inspired by Viktor&Rolf’s designs, there was a giant mannequin wearing a giant dress, leashing ROM’s giant Tyrannosaurus. Under the giant dress were three lovely volunteers waiting to surprise us with bracelets. There was an actual ”piano bar” serving cocktail specials, and 2 conveyor belts carrying indulgent cupcakes and polenta fries with short rib confits.

Luminato's Big Bang Bash ft. Dolls by Viktor&Rolf

the "piano bar"
the “piano bar”
cupcakes on conveyor belt
cupcakes on conveyor belt

Martha Wash (singer of Black Box) performed for the night!

Martha Wash (singer of Black Box) at Luminato's Big Bang Bash ft. Dolls by Viktor&Rolf
Martha Wash (singer of Black Box)

Dolls by Viktor&Rolf will remain on exhibit for free to the public until June 30, 2013, 10:00am – 5:30pm on Saturday – Thursday; 10:00am – 8:30pm on Fridays.

More about Luminato…
Luminato is a ten-day festival of international multi-arts. It transforms theatres, parks and public spaces across the city into arts paces for artists to share their creativity. For more information about Luminato, please visit luminato.com.

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Luminato‘s Big Bang Bash held at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) featuring dolls by Viktor&Rolf
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