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Dita Von Teese models a 3D printed dress

A high-tech 3D-printed dress made its debut last week, with no less than style icon Dita Von Teese modeling it.

Mar 16, 2013 | By Luxuo

Dita Von Teese 3D printed dress

Dita Von Teese debuted a 3D-printed dress at the Ace Hotel in New York earlier this week, born out of a collaboration between designer Michael Schmidt and architect Francis Bitonti.

Printed off at 3Dprinting marketplace Shapeways, the floor-length nylon gown was made using selective laser sintering (SLS), where material is built up in layers from plastic powder fused together with a laser.

The rigid plastic components are fully articulated to create a netted structure that allows for movement. Spirals based on the Golden Ratio were applied to a computer rendering of Von Teese’s body so the garment fits her exactly.

Draped over a nude silk corset, the black-lacquered dress is cinched in at the waist and exaggerated at the shoulders, and embellished with 12,000 Swarovski crystals. Source: Dezeen.

Dita Von Teese 3D printed gown

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