In the latest major case of wearing your candy art on your sleeve, TWELV magazine has created a McQueen-inspired gummy bear dress that would likely have made the late designer drool in sugar-induced fashion ecstasy.
It took stylists Hissa Igarashiand Sayuri Marakumi a whopping 3 weeks to painstakingly hand-glue 50,000 gummy bears onto a vinyl dress form, with the finished creation weighing in at 220 pounds. The dress requires 3 adults to move and was fitted exactly to the model’s measurements.
Using food instead of boring ol’ cloth isn’t anything new… I mean, why buy a cotton dress if you can’t even eat it afterwards? Here are 5 of our favorite edible ensembles.
Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress
Who can ever forget this meat feat? Gaga famously wore a dress fashioned entirely out of raw beef to the 2010 MTV Music Awards, to the displeasure of animal-rights activists and pop-star adverse butchers around the globe.
Designed by Franc Fernandez and Nicola Formachetti, the dress was stitched on to the controversy-loving Italian backstage and was meant to convey her opposition towards the US military’s “don’t-ask-don’t-tell” policy. Way to take “skirt steak” to a whole ‘nuther level, Gaga.
PETA Lettuce Gowns
With the tagline “Let vegetarianism grow on you,” animal rights group PETA lettuce see the greener side of fashion with their veggie ad campaigns. The ads seem to be a rite of passage for many PETA lovers, and the group even hires “lettuce ladies” clad in the green stuff to promote their cause around the U.S. Least it saves on dry cleaning and groceries: just rinse, repeat and eat!
Cream Puff Wedding Dress
Clearly, this bride took the term “my little cream puff” a bit too literally, but when you’re getting married to a pastry baker… well, a dress like this is just the icing on the cake. Ukranian baker and edible dress maker Valentyn Shtefano fashioned his fiancée a wedding dress made out of 1,500 cream-puffs for her big day.
The skillful sweets stylist attached filled cream puffs to a wedding dress frame and had his bride-to-be model for him as he concocted his creation. As the crème de la crème of Uzhhorod, bride Viktoriya accessorized with a crown, bouquet and necklace crafted from caramelized sugar. Here’s to hoping their honeymoon was in a gingerbread house!
Ted Sabarese’s Hunger Pains
It’s the toast of the town: Challah bread never looked so fashionable: as a pair of edible shoulder pads accompanying a sliced baguette skirt. Each of the four deliciously wearable outfits were understandably borne out of a meal craving the designer had… in this case, bread, waffles, artichokes, pasta and meat.
Photographed by Ted Sabarese, the Hunger Pains portrait project took 15 people to assemble and featured the work of Project Runway alums Daniel Feld and Wesley Nault, whose artichoke dress took 6 hours to assemble, with the model standing upright the whole time! Now that’s what we call a real hunger for fashion.
Nike Air Max 90 Burger Sneaker
This takes the definition of “fast food” to another level: the edible pair of Nike Air Max 90’s were commissioned by the famed kicks company for an installation at Sweden’s SneakersnStuff stores.
Artist Olle Hemmendorff slapped together a combination of sesame baguette, beef patties, pickles, tomatoes, and cheese for the iconic swoosh, making sure to lace them with swiss cheese so they’ll stay on tight. Just don’t ask if they do well in rainy weather.