Iris Ophelia's ongoing review of gaming and virtual world style
Famed pinup personality Dita Von teese recently donned the first articulated 3D printed dress to an event on Monday, and fashion and science nerds alike have been gushing over the pictures since. The dress has generated a fair amount of geek buzz for two reasons: First, 3D printing in it's current form is often used to create accessories (even by SL designers like Maxi Gossamer) but it's generally too rigid to be considered workable for clothing. Second... Well, just look at her! Granted she could probably make a paper bag look glam as hell, but these are some of the most breathtaking pictures I've ever seen.
There's a lot of engineering behind that bodice, so let's break it down: