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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  • sprinklesweetie
    • lunar3clipse
      lunar3clipse11 months
      • jazmine2008
        jazmine2008about 1 year
        gummy bears are my go to gummy snack. but i also love welch's fruit snacks the scent reminds me of my childhood.
        • jazmine2008
          jazmine2008about 1 year
          wow that's so cool i am a tom boy but at time i can be a fashionista.
          • dinobasketball7
            dinobasketball7about 1 year
            • gold3nglare
              gold3nglareover 1 year
              I would eat it before I could even get the chance to debut it on the runway lol
              • iceskatingqueen
                iceskatingqueenabout 3 years
                Yum!!! I want a dress like that! But what if it got moldy thou
                • shootingstars
                  shootingstarsabout 3 years
                  Thats amazing and so interesting! :o
                  • guest123over 3 years
                    thats cool
                    • animegirl_yt
                      animegirl_ytover 3 years
                      Now can i have some gummy bears please!