Gummy Bear Dress

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A dress (on the right)  inspired by the late Alexander McQueen seen above at left, made of 50,000 gummy bear candies has hit runways and caused a stir in the fashion world. Although rare, the dress is only one of several made of unusual materials.

TWELV Magazine featured the dress in its inaugural issue, released this month. Designers Hissa Igarashi and Sayuri Marakumi created the piece to pay tribute to late designer Alexander McQueen. The colorful ensemble reportedly weighed 220 pounds when finished and was molded to model Jessica Pitti’s body.

Each of the 50,000 gummy bears was hand-glued to the steel frame, resulting in a massively detailed garment designed for only one wear. The photo shoot for TWELV took five hours to complete, adding to the heightened uniqueness of the dress.