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Dita Von Teese In A 3D Laser Printed Gown Of The Future
New York, NY – Thursday, March, 28 2013

Dita Von Teese, Burlesque Model and former wife of musician Marilyn Manson, debuted the First Ever Fully Articulated 3D Printed Gown at the Ace Hotel earlier this month.  The Gown’s designers Michael Schmidt and Francis Bitonti based the flowing design and pattern on the Fibonacci Sequence, the golden ratio, and those fishnet cutoff football jerseys jocks used to wear in the 90s.

According to Shapeways, the on demand large scale 3D printing company which printed the dress from 3D computer models:  “The gown was assembled from 17 pieces, dyed black, lacquered and adorned with over 13,000 Swarovski crystals to create a sensual flowing form.”

Rest assured, no old car tires were harmed in the making of this gown.  It was made with lasers, 3D printed in nylon (space aged technology) because it’s from the future.

Laser printed, yet there is only one copy.

Ironic in a way.

Tina Turner in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome via

Because it is from the future it may look a bit like some famous sci-fi movie outfits from your childhood, which take place in the future.  Of the few that instantly pop to mind, Tina Turner in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome , a prime example.


Charlize Theron as the witch from Snow White and The Huntsman.

Or Chris Tucker as Rubie Rhod from The Fifth Element.

Written by Cojo “Art Juggernaut”

About Cojo Art Juggernaut

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Artiholics, Art Sucks, and the soon to be launched podcast Artist In Repose, Cojo "Art Juggernaut" (Colin C. Jorgensen) is a NYC based artist, art writer, and occasional photographer.

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  • Josh Bois

    haha the Fifth element! I love that movie, great example.