Whenever the Amsterdam-based Viktor & Rolf designers fly, they always touch pinkie to pinkie, in a handshake of sorts, each time they land. "It started out a very, very, very long time ago as a full-hand high-five," explains Horsting. "Now, it's become like this." They demonstrate for clarification. "And if we travel separately," adds Snoeren, "we always text each other when we land."
They also refuse to talk about projects in advance, claiming it's bad luck:
At a party the night before their spring 2003 show, they told someone about their worst fear: losing control. "The next day, the whole show, the production, the organization, went totally out of hand," [Horsting] says. "Afterward, we realized that we strongly believe that once you express something, it's the start of making it a reality. This is why we're very cautious about expressing things before."
So, although the duo couldn't talk about much with the fashion newspaper, they did answer one question that's crossed our minds: what happens to their elaborate creations after their turns on the runway? Snoeren remarked, "strangely enough, they're always sold," usually to museums.