Sunday, 31 March 2013

Dita Von Teese's Gown: A 3D Printed Dress

The world of fashion has already brought 3D-printed dresses into the fold, but we don't remember ever seeing one quite like this: a fully-articulated, 3D-printed gown with nearly 3,000 joints, allowing it to delicately drape and seductively flow with the curves of the woman who wears it. In this case, it's burlesque star and model Dita Von Teese donning the nylon dress, which was crafted exclusively for her by design studios Francis Bitonti and Michael Schmidt. Von Teese modeled the dress at the Ace Hotel in New York City.

The gown is adorned with over 12,000 Swarovski crystals and designers claim follows the Fibonacci Sequence in the way it curves around a woman's body, in order to maximize its theoretical beauty. 17 distinct sections were 3D printed by 3D printing service Shapeways, with "thousands of unique components... in a flowing mesh designed exactly to fit Dita's body." Find more explanation of the process in the videos below, and more pictures of the dress at our source links.


Crazy interior design by Jean Paul Gaultier

The garden room is all covered with plants: ivy weaves into the sofa; lichen grows over the woven chairs in the shade of a tree, and moss, like green velvet, carpets the stone. The doll room is also the bedroom. Fabric unfolds on its walls and forms a powdery velum on the ceiling. The corset dress of a fairground doll becomes the bed’s giant quilt. In this room, lingerie, a lace that fishnets on the carpet and is mirrored in the window panes. When famous fashion designers show interiors of their homes it’s always exciting. This apartment belongs to French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier. It is situated in front of the eiffel tower, with amazing views over Paris.

Easter Bunny

A rabbit named Ralph has reclaimed his crown as the world's fattest Easter bunny after munching his way to almost FOUR stone in weight.
Hungry Ralph, aged four, held the title in 2010 before being overtaken by fellow Continental Giant Darius, who ballooned to three-and-a-half stone.
Owner Pauline Grant says Ralph, who is over three-foot long and weighs more than an average three-year-old child, now tips the scales at 3-st 8lbs