Fashion Designers Recreate Alexander McQueen's Famous 'Parrot Dress' From 50,000 Gummy Bears

By Meera Dolasia on July 23, 2012

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Though British fashion designer Alexander McQueen is no longer with us, his legacy continues to live on. It was quite apparent in Kate Middleton's elegant ivory and white satin wedding dress designed by his former assistant Sara Burton and now in this gummy bear dress that was crafted as a unique tribute to the designer for the inaugural cover of Twelv, a magazine dedicated to fashion, music, art and culture, that made its debut in May 2012.

The brainchild of the magazine's editor - fashion designer Hissa Igarashi and his assistant Sayuri Marakumi, the stunning gown was inspired by Alexander McQueen's 'Parrot Dress', a vibrantly colorful gown that met with the approval of even the most ruthless fashion critics when it was unveiled by the designer, as part of his Spring/Summer collection in 2008.

As you can imagine creating this gummy bear replica was no easy task. The two designers began by building a dress frame using steel wire, which they then covered with a sheet of vinyl. After that began the painstaking work of hand-gluing each and every one of the 50,000 pieces of candy in a perfect rainbow colored order, a task that took them about three weeks.

As you can see, the end result was a stunning piece of art that weighed a whopping 220 pounds and took three men to lift. While not quite ideal for a party, it did look  good enough to devour!


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  • hadleyf9
    hadleyf9Friday, February 5, 2016 at 9:58 am
    Is this really made out of 50,000 gummi bears?! That is SO weird. If it's not..
    • AnonomousSunday, January 31, 2016 at 4:54 pm
      carzy. couldn't pay me to wear it!
      • smileFriday, January 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm
        • BlueberryFriday, January 8, 2016 at 8:12 am
          That is really cool!
          • TwilightCraftTuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:02 am
            Again I want to eat this.
            • BobTuesday, January 5, 2016 at 7:39 am
              I know right awesome
              • CarterThursday, December 31, 2015 at 5:43 pm
                that must be 1,000,000,000 gummy bears! what happens if a hungry person finds this? yum!
                • nobody
                  nobodyThursday, December 31, 2015 at 5:38 pm
                  honestly, this is completely unpractical, but pretty. I can hand sew, sew on a machine, and sketch dresses with my new fashion mentor. I want to be a designer and started sketching at the age of 5.
                  • GirlFriday, December 4, 2015 at 11:38 am
                    • vollyballa
                      vollyballaMonday, November 16, 2015 at 11:44 am
                      I love gummybear

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