It was only a matter of time before a group of techies came up with something this OTT. Studio Roosegaarde has created a couture gown that goes see-through when its wearer is turned on. Yes, really.The bright sparks working on the INTIMACY 2.0 fashion project have designed a dress out of leather and smart e-foils which are wired with electronics and LEDs. The dress will "become increasingly transparent based on close and personal encounters with people".
Really? Sauntering down the red carpet/high street, seeing some Gosling-esque guy and your dress suddenly turning sheer and then revealing ALL your modesty? Not so much.
Watch this video to see how it works...
While this raunchy little invention seeks too "explore the relationship between intimacy and technology" the prospect of being starkers in a social situ is pretty extreme.
Also, the lab team are far from specific on the matter of what "social interactions determine the garmentsʼ level of transparency, creating a sensual play of disclosure" - so our questions are endless.
Could the dress turn see-through after some mild flirtation in the bar? Smouldering eye contact? AND do you really want to be nearly-naked in the company of someone you definitely shouldn't be lusting over?
While this ensemble isn't really our kind of haute couture, seeing it on the all-about-the-farfetched-fantasy-world catwalk would not surprise.
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