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!

Resources: pfsk.com,ecouterre.com

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  • superwoman4812
    superwoman4812Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 6:22 am
    I would love to dress in gummy bears!!!!!!!!!!
    • flipflop
      flipflopTuesday, December 16, 2014 at 2:14 pm
      WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • codking17
        codking17Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:43 am
        that looks soooooo good
        • wierdo Friday, December 5, 2014 at 12:25 pm
          most awesome thing ive seen so far
          • captain awsomeFriday, December 5, 2014 at 12:25 pm
            that look so pretty and yummie i want to eat that too
            • rainbow_dash13
              rainbow_dash13Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 11:06 am
              I want that design to give to Rairity anyway
              • superwoman4812
                superwoman4812Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:35 am
                OMG THAT LOOKS FASHONABLE AND YUMMY
              • swi123
                swi123Monday, December 1, 2014 at 9:42 am
                omg
              • ZI-ANNAThursday, November 27, 2014 at 1:22 pm
                RAE THEY CUTE
                • cami2004123Monday, November 24, 2014 at 12:45 pm
                  this is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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