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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  • snifbot342
    snifbot342Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 3:06 pm
    omg this dezine rules i mean even made out of gummy bears! :3
    • angelforever235Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:31 am
      OMG GUMMY BEARS!!!!!
      • suyesha2
        suyesha2Monday, October 5, 2015 at 2:16 pm
        What a color
        • elakiyici
          elakiyiciTuesday, September 8, 2015 at 11:26 pm
          • meredith4
            meredith4Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 8:52 am
            • azeriaMonday, August 31, 2015 at 10:15 am
              cool dress
              • katlover98
                katlover98Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 3:25 pm
                That is so cool, if I had that dress I would take a chunk from it and stuff it into my mouth, I love gummy bears
                • summerstar
                  summerstarFriday, August 7, 2015 at 10:13 am
                  I love gummy bears so i would love that dress.... that is amazing!( I wonder if they could sew the gummies together......)
                  • girlWednesday, July 1, 2015 at 6:43 am
                    this dress is really pretty but it could melt because the candy could get hot I really think the dress is not a very good idea and l think that no one could really be safe in that dress so I think that they should stick with like slick things that are easy to get off and on
                    • HiMonday, June 22, 2015 at 9:25 am
                      That looks weird

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