first fully articulated 3D printed dress designed specifically for dita von teese first fully articulated 3D printed dress designed specifically for dita von teese
mar 07, 2013

first fully articulated 3D printed dress designed specifically for dita von teese

first fully articulated 3D-printed dress designed specifically for dita von teese by designer michael schmidt and architect francis bitonti

 

 

in collaboration with 3D print specialists shapeways, new york designer michael schmidt and architect francis bitonti created the first fully articulated 3D-printed gown tailored specifically for burlesque queen dita von teese. the futuristic black gown was assembled from 17 individual pieces, has nearly 3000 unique articulated joints and is adorned with over 13,000 swarovski crystals. the piece represents the possibility to generate complex, customized fabric-like garments designed to meet the needs of a particular person. 

 

 

 

 

the futuristic black gown was assembled from 17 individual pieces, has nearly 3000 unique articulated joints and is adorned with over 13,000 swarovski crystals

 

 

 

 

the piece represents the possibility to generate complex, customized fabric-like garments designed to meet the needs of a particular person

 

 

 

 


a video demonstrating the articulated fabric

 

via wired

  • Hum… Are you sure she wasn´t printed in 3D aswell?

    what? says:
  • Check out Iris van Herpen’s work, pretty much blows this away…

    DZN says:
  • You can print, but it was convenient to dance, this requires a different technology or conventional grid fisherman

    yuri shevnin says:

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