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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  • gummy bearMonday, October 13, 2014 at 10:34 am
    can you eat your dress?
    • peacheslarue
      peacheslarueMonday, October 13, 2014 at 8:04 am
      yum yum yum my type of dress
      • happypug12
        happypug12Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:54 am
        Stunning.
        • mia10
          mia10Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7:13 pm
          I am going to try to make this dress
          • sam8000Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 5:11 am
            gummy bear dress nom nom nom
            • ccTuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10:01 am
              that is so creative, unique and colorful it makes me want to eat it
              • lbjkblknMonday, September 29, 2014 at 11:55 am
                this is so freeman weird i wore a dress that was 500,099 tiny oreaos
                • KateFriday, September 26, 2014 at 6:55 am
                  So cool
                  • Viloet5000Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7:48 pm
                    I think ooh is right! ^_^!
                    • buddy3
                      buddy3Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm
                      I would probably wear that to my wedding or something because after that, i could just eat my dress instead of cake!! YUMMMMYYYYY....

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