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Wedding Dress from the Printer? How 3D Printing is Changing Bridal Fashion

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A wedding dress created with a 3D printer has been unveiled for the first time worldwide.

According to the New York Post, Dutch fashion designer Iris Van Herpen crafted a custom wedding dress using a 3D printer for Mariana Pavani, a Brazilian tax lawyer who married in May.

The wedding dress created by Van Herpen has the feature of wrapping around the torso like a vine. To realize this particular dress, the designer 3D scanned the trunk of the bride, Pavani, and handcrafted the details by creating dress folds. The work was completed by 600 hours for implementation and 41 hours for printing.

Van Herpen is well-known for creating unique 3D-printed works using synthetic materials. Previously, she made the Skeleton Dress, which was displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Celebrities like actress Eva Green have chosen her works as award ceremony dresses.

Art collector and composer Roberto Toscano, who was aware of her reputation, introduced Van Herpen to Pavani, who wanted a unique dress, in 2022 and thus began the creation of this one-of-a-kind wedding dress.

Past 3D-printed dresses were hard to wear due to their rigid structure, but Van Herpen reported that Pavani could wear the dress at the wedding venue because she introduced a lightweight nylon material, PA-12.

Pavani, who wore the 3D printed wedding dress, said, “It was hard to hold back tears the moment I put on this masterpiece. It accomplished everything I had hoped for,” and evaluated the final design as “powerful yet feminine, very unique and unusual.”

Daniel Kim
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