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This Runway Show Featured a Live 3D-Printed Dress for Guests to See

 - Oct 15, 2015
References: irisvanherpen & dezeen
Iris Van Herpen, a Dutch designer who started 3D-printing collections far before it became popular, decided to live 3D-print a dress on the runway during her Spring/Summer 2016 show. Paris Fashion Week was home to many odd and elaborate runway presentations, however, having a robotic arm live 3D-print a dress on top of a model certainly may win most creative.

The model who was chosen to lay on stage during the show was Game of Thrones actress, Gwendoline Christie. As if the stunt wasn't attention-grabbing enough, the model known best for her beloved medieval performance garnered even more buzz. The robotic arms were not only prepped to live 3D-print materials but also to laser cut and weave the final geometric garment together.