Designed by Japan's Hosokai Rie (surname first) of Daisy Bubble (click on the link and see her famous bubble dress), the LEGO dress was created for Tokyo's 'Piece of Peace' charity at the Parco Museum.
Wearing the dress? Personally, if I was a woman and wanted to wear it, I would be afraid of breaking it…
And… how do I get the woman out of there? Oh yeah! A Brick separator. Any AFOL (adult fan of LEGO ) knows you always have one on you for just such an emergency.
Now… I am unsure if Hosokai designed and built the dress, or if someone with far greater skill with the Danish building blocks did. I'm going to suggest she didn't.
Anyhow… some people are calling the dress similar in design to her bubble dress - you really should see it, but to me, it still kind of looks like a singular colored dress a la something Alice would wear in the Lewis Carroll tales.
There is no frisking way that the ultra-sleek bubble bare-shoulder bubble dress looks anything like the padded shoulders on the LEGO dress!
Those shoulder pads look so outdated. But that's just my opinion. I know what I like when it comes to women, but I am hardly a fashionista.
While the LEGO fan in me likes the idea of cracking open the dress like it's a Kinder chocolate egg to get at the toy prize inside, I prefer the squeaky and prickly fun of the airy-fairy bubble dress.
Oh! And speaking of airy-fairy… please join me in eight hours time for a special look at a fashion disaster that is so-very Japanese.
Anyhow… for some reason, LEGO dress designer Hosokai explains her take on the bricky gown:
There is fear in that we are all different from one another, but that is also the gateway to self-consciousness. Self-consciousness was once whole, but in the modern trend where all things whole get broken down, it too is about to get deconstructed. For that reason, people now seek to reconstruct their consciousness by extending it onto others. Through this process of extension, we have learned to unravel things down to their basic elements. We are succeeding at digging up new knowledge of what it is we all share. This knowledge that bonds different people together seems to appear suddenly, but in reality it is already coded into our planet, our universe. We construct things from the most basic building blocks. What are we to discover from this process? To find the answer, we must continue to turn our gaze toward those around us.
I have no fudging idea what she just said.
It's art. Why does art need to be explained?
Why did she create a dress made from LEGO building bricks? Because she wanted too?
I have no idea why people feel the need to explain why they have created art. Sure… go ahead an explain why you were caught trying to steal from that store… but it's art, man! Art!
All I wanted to know was how many freaking pieces were used? Can you move in it? Does it come in any other colors or sizes. Do you plan to make a dress that is more reminiscent of 2013 dress couture? Did you build the dress around the model, or is there a hinged gate so that she can move in and out of it? Is there a LEGO bra and pantie thing going on as well? Is the model named Peg?
And why is there no photo showing the whole dress - down to the feet? Does the dress extend to the floor? Is there a train at the back? Passenger or freight? Lets see the back! Lets see the side! Id the model lifts her arms, can we see side boob?
These are important questions - albeit for a strange and horny guy - but some of these question should have answers readily available.
And… speaking of something, special thanks to Em for letting me know about the dress… that combines both LEGO and Japan in one fell swoop.
PS: And… just because… here's Fergilicious wearing a LEGO dress:
Forget the Brick separator, I'll use my teeth!