This article was published on December 25, 2010

New Years Eve Idea: Wear The World’s Most Hi-Tech Dress


New Years Eve Idea: Wear The World’s Most Hi-Tech Dress
Courtney Boyd Myers
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I’ve been searching high and low for a fun and sparkly New Years Eve outfit. I stumbled upon “The Galaxy Dress” by CuteCircuit, which is currently on display in the FastForward gallery at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

The dress was designed by London based Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz of CuteCircuit and features 24,000 LEDs. The dress is powered by tiny iPod batteries and is enhanced by 4,000 hand-applied Swarovski crystals.

“We used the smallest full-color LEDs, flat like paper, and measuring only 2 by 2 mm,” the designers said in an email to Wired.com. “The circuits are extra-thin, flexible, and hand embroidered on a layer of silk in a way that gives it stretch so the LED fabric can move like normal fabric with lightness and fluidity.”

Watch a video of the dress here:

Someone please send me this dress for New Years Eve so I can have a dance off with Jamiroquai?

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