THE SWEETEST DRESS EVER – MADE OUT OF GUMMY BEAR
Whoever would have thought that gummy bears could be the main part of a dress and not just a candy that will give you sticky fingers. It’s not a dress that wears easy as it weighs 220 pounds, but it’s certainly impressive. For the first issue of TWELF, a magazine dedicated to fashion, music, art and culture, the magazine's editor-in-chief, Hissa Igarashi, and designer Sayuri Marakumi created the dress out of 50.000 gummy bears to pay homage to the late designer Alexander McQueen. As a tribute to the designer they made this dress inspired by “ The Parrot Dress”, a colorful rainbow dress with feathered wings and one of the most remembered dresses from McQueen’s summer 2008 collection called La Dame Bleue. Inspired by his friend and muse, Isabella Blow, an English fashion editor, known for her fanciful, and eccentric fashion choices.
It took the designers 3 weeks to make the gummy dress. They first made the form out of steel wire, fitted to the measurement of model Jessica Pitti, covered it with vinyl and then they spend three weeks to glue the candies by hand in a rainbow pattern on the material. It required the help of three people to move this delicious structure. My guess is that Igarashi and Marakumi don’t ever want to see another a gummy bear in their life.
The original Alexander McQueen’s Parrot Dress