Dita Von Teese tries on the stunning 3D-printed dress created by designer Michael Schmidt and architect Francis Bitonti. The dramatic fishnet dress made of nylon and embroidered with 12,000 black Swarovski crystals was assembled from 17 individual components. Despite the fact that the dress is made of plastic it still has some fluidity to it thanks to 3,000 articulated joints.
Dita Von Teese In 3D Printed Dress
The dress features a figure-hugging silhouette with dramatic structured shoulders. Since the fabric is similar to fishnet the nude corset was created to wear underneath the dress.
The creation was unveiled at the Ace Hotel in New York last week at the event organized by marketplace Shapeways who printed the dress. Dita appeared wearing the creative design looking glam as usual.
Michael Schmidt who’s known for his bubble outfit he created for Lady Gaga and an array of stage costumes for other celebrities has designed this dress on his iPad and collaborated with the architect Francis Bitonti to realize it through 3D printing. The amazing technology is not only popular with the fashion designers but is already used to print some human tissue and pushed toward printing human organs. Using living cells and a 3D printer researchers at Cornell University printed a human ear and a case of a man recieving a 3D-printed implant that replaced 75 percent of his skull was just recently reported by press.
To be honest the 3D printing technology is quite amazing. It already produced so many different objects and helped realize so many projects and it really helps advance fashion though craftsmanship is still pretty valued especially among the fashion designers. Looking at this dress raises a question – is the technology able to replace craftsmanship altogether or will it be just another tool for designers to create mind-blowing clothes?