Dita Von Teese flaunts first 3D-printed dress, spot the innerwear
It’s one thing wearing innovative clothing and another wearing only that. We leave it to your vivid imagination to determine whther Dita Von Tesse is wearing inner wear or not. But on the outset, she’s actually draped in the first 3D printed dress. The outfit worn by the dancer has been designed as a collaboration between designer Michael Schmidt and architect Francis Bitonti and printed by Shapeways. Designed on an iPad and collaborated by the makers via Skype, the dress was created after a process of imagining 17 unique pieces and 3,000 joints that let the dress move with the body.
“To do that you have to break it down into individual components so it can become something sensual,” Schmidt said. “Taking this hard plastic material and making it flow and sexy and undulate around the body.” Francis Bitonti adds, “The curvature is always changing as she moves. As far as difficulty goes, if you could imagine creating a piece with 3,000 unique moving individual parts.”