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


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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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  • sugar_n_spice10
    sugar_n_spice10Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 12:20 pm
    • bubbly_girl2
      bubbly_girl2Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 10:40 am
      • jazmine2008
        jazmine2008Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 9:47 am
        gummy bears are my go to gummy snack. but i also love welch's fruit snacks the scent reminds me of my childhood.
        • jazmine2008
          jazmine2008Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 7:23 am
          wow that's so cool i am a tom boy but at time i can be a fashionista.
          • dinobasketball7
            dinobasketball7Friday, March 19, 2021 at 9:24 am
            • gold3nglare
              gold3nglareThursday, February 11, 2021 at 8:12 am
              I would eat it before I could even get the chance to debut it on the runway lol
              • aidenguffey
                aidenguffeyWednesday, July 7, 2021 at 6:02 am
                Same with my dad. He always buys a bag of gummy bears whenever he can.
              • iceskatingqueen
                iceskatingqueenMonday, March 4, 2019 at 11:42 am
                Yum!!! I want a dress like that! But what if it got moldy thou
                • shootingstars
                  shootingstarsMonday, March 4, 2019 at 11:40 am
                  Thats amazing and so interesting! :o
                  • guest123Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 11:33 am
                    thats cool
                    • animegirl_yt
                      animegirl_ytWednesday, February 13, 2019 at 8:55 am
                      Now can i have some gummy bears please!