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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  • KatMonday, March 2, 2015 at 10:21 am
    So weird how do they wear that does it ich
    • kiyva100Monday, March 2, 2015 at 7:42 am
      this is so ugly
      • diamondkid
        diamondkidSunday, March 1, 2015 at 5:57 pm
        Cool designation.
        • aphphilippines
          aphphilippinesFriday, February 27, 2015 at 12:04 pm
          • bowgirl101
            bowgirl101Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 12:59 pm
            I love it. And of course i would eat my dress
            • jessThursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:21 am
              • tieThursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:20 am
                • love puppyThursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:11 pm
                  i would eat my dress too
                  • mallory21
                    mallory21Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:41 am
                    I would eat my dress yyyuuuummm
                    • mgh_haas
                      mgh_haasThursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:04 am
                      same i L-O-V-E LOVE candy cuz i am MEEEEE!!!!
                    • cupcake3224
                      cupcake3224Monday, February 9, 2015 at 9:19 am
                      I LOVE CANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CUZ I LOVE SUGAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CUZ IM ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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