Wow, if this isn’t the Coolest Dress Ever, I don’t know what is. The Galaxy Dress by CuteCircuit is created out of 24,000 full-color LEDs, each measuring only 2×2 millimeters. According to the story at the above link, “To diffuse the light and create an even more ethereal effect, the designers added four layers of silk chiffon, along with 4,000 hand-applied Swarovski crystals that extend the gown’s glittery sheen even after the LED bulbs go dim. And although the Galaxy Dress is lightweight, the heaviest part isn’t the technology but rather the 40-layer pleated silk organza crinoline that gives the skirt its flounce.” I am having an acid flashback just looking at it. The Galaxy Dress is on permanent display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. More pictures and a video of the dress in action are viewable at this link.
Thanks to Neatorama for the tip!