Called the “Galaxy Dress” this gorgeous thing was designed by Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz and they say that it’s the ‘the largest wearable display in the world.’
The dress is very wearable, the designers explain: “We used the smallest full-color LEDs, flat like paper, and measuring only 2 by 2 mm. The circuits are extra-thin, flexible, and hand embroidered on a layer of silk in a way that gives it stretch so the LED fabric can move like normal fabric with lightness and fluidity.”
Instead of having one large and heavy battery, the dress is designed to run on many tiny iPod batteries hiding in the crinoline. With the batteries, the Galaxy Dress wearer can walk around–all lit up–for anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. So make your entrance and exit fast.
The areas without LEDs are decorated with more than 4000 hand-applied Swarovski crystals that range from clear crystal to bright pink. “The dress looks good even when it is switched off,” say the designers.
Next time you compliment a woman at a party that’s ‘she glowing,’ it may literally be so.