• Fri, Jul 8 2011

Runway Rundown: Iris Van Herpen’s Magnificent Fall 2011 Couture Show

You look at enough couture shows and you often think, “Wow, that dress costs a ton of money because it actually required 100 hours of hand beading in a little atelier somewhere” or “That suit is made of ostrich skin, that is a very expensive material.” …But then you come across something like Dutch designer Iris van Herpen’s Fall 2011 couture collection and you think, “This person actually sees the world a different way.” And it’s awesome.

Herpen, who has worked with McQueen,* employs “3D rapid laser prototyping techniques” to achieve her astonishing looks. See them all ahead.

*Don’t these remind you of his armadillo shoes?

(Gallery images via WWD, thumbs via Getty)

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  • T.Smith

    These seem like potential outfits for Lady Gaga. Awesome :)

  • http://bigapplepants.com sarahnoid

    Want. Those. Shoes. (And yes, they remind me of the Armadillos. Which is why I want them.)

  • Mae

    Every single outfit blows my mind. Those are such amazing pieces of art. I love them all! But the 12th piece, the one that looks like water splashing, I don’t even know what to say other than it’s incredible!

  • Daisy

    One of my friends actually worked with her on that last one, the white dress. It was 3D printed. Most of these pieces really blow my mind.

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  • eliza

    they are so beautifull i saw it today in antwerp at sien in real for the first time so amazing
    http://www.sien-antwerp.com/shop/