At the Viktor and Rolf Ready-to-Wear Fall 2010 runway show in Paris earlier today, the designers took a hands-on, performance art approach, removing several layers of clothing from model and muse Kristen McMenamy as the show went on:

Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

As Jenny Barchfield of the AP reports, McMenamy started the show in an oversized creation, and then "waddled over to a rotating platform, set into the middle of the catwalk, and Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren started stripping off layer after layer, like the skin of an onion or Russian stacking dolls."


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Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

Here she is in a marvelous yet insanely-oversized ensemble. Can you imagine someone getting into a car in this? Oh, the hilarity that would ensue.


Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

But the designers went to work...


Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

removing layer...


Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

after layer...


Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

after layer...


Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

after layer...


Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

..and after several more layers were removed, McNameny was left in this bustier.


Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

Other models went through similar processes, which explains the multi-layered collection, which consisted of everything from this short outfit...


Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

to this oversized fur coat.


Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

Black was the predominant color in the collection, showing up in coats, boots, and hats.


Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

And, naturally, in gowns.


Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

Everything seemed made to match and layer...


Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

although the classic Viktor and Rolf touches, like the slightly wacky shoulders on this coat, are always present as well.


Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

And while the performance art aspect of the show was certainly a nice creative touch, to me, it's dresses like this that are truly memorable.


Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

Lindsay Lohan is a big fan.


Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

And Beth Ditto is too.


Viktor And Rolf: The (Slightly Wacky) Art Of Layers

But are you?

Viktor And Rolf Do Performance Art Show [ABC News]

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