For TWELV Magazine‘s debut issue, Hissa Igarashi and Sayuri Marakumi created a dress made of 50,000 gummy bears; paying homage to the late Alexander McQueen.
Dress Made of 50,000 Gummy Bears
To create the masterpiece, steel wire was twisted into the shape of the dress and covered with a sheet of vinyl. Then 50,000 gummy bears were painstakingly glued on by hand in a colorful pattern reminiscent of a Chevron rainbow.
Taking three weeks to complete, the final dress was fitted exactly to MAJOR model Jessica Pitti’s measurements. And weighing in at approximately 220 pounds, required the strength of three adults to move.
The shoot was held at Splashlight Studios and took 4 to 5 hours to complete.
McQueen’s Rainbow Dress that served as the inspiration:
information and images courtesy of TWELV Magazine