Tilda Swinton Inspires Dress Carved Entirely Out of Ice
Oct 31, 2012 - by Emily Draznik
Back in July, TWELV magazine made a dress out of 50,000 gummy bears. Continuing with the theme of gowns made from unconventional materials, their second issue debuts with a dress sculpted out of ice.
In order to top the dress made out of 50,000 gummy bears that was featured on their debut issue, TWELV magazine has commissioned sculptor Takeo Okamoto to carve them a 532.5 pound dress made entirely of ice.
While you may think that wearing chiffon during winter can get a little chilly, try wearing something made entirely out of ice. Naming this dress the coldest garment in the world with the shortest shelf life, the "gown" took Okamoto and three assistants two days in a freezer to create. Inspired by Tilda Swinton and her role in C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, the massive dress only could be shot for 30 minutes before it reverted back into it's true form of a puddle of water on the floor.
Requiring 13 people to move, this ice sculpture/dress is bringing a new meaning to winter fashion. After their fist two fashion innovations, we can only imagine what the third issue of TWELV will bring. Definitely keep your eyes peeled because they seem to have the "dress made of" category dominated and we can't wait to see what else is up their sleeve.
Check out TWELV's inaugural issue featuring the Alexander McQueen inspired gummy-bear dress here and try not to get a sugar rush.