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Dress ID: S/S18-840-QS

Designer: Designs to Shine

Original Retail Price: $8,500

Purchase Price: SOLD

Rental Price: N/A

Dress Type: Smooth

Size: 6-8-10

Cup Size: C-D-DD

Height Req: 5'3" - 5'6"

Expiration Date: 02/01/24

Accessories: Neckpiece, (2) Wristbands

Fractal Universe

Fractal Universe, will rock your universe! A gorgeous and one of a kind Designs to Shine Smooth ballroom costume. To begin, the bodice of the dress is made from a stretch knit fabric in white. It features a halter neckline, with several strappy details on the open back. The skirt transitions into a luxe and lustrous fabric with an abstract print that looks like a fractal universe. Google “fractal universe,” to see all the amazing images! Lastly, the Smooth ballroom dress has built-in bra cups and a bodysuit.

It’s all about the print and flawless stonework on this Designs to Shine Smooth costume. Firstly, premium crystals mimics the print on the skirt. It allows the winding print to continue on the bodice of the dress. The crystals that form the motif start on the back of the dress, and wrap around to the front bodice. The stonework is so good, it looks like an exact replica of the skirt, just even shinier! Luxury crystals in Mocca, AB, and Light Topaz create the print. Furthermore, the entire bodice and the straps on the back sparkle with even more crystals. Even the accessories take you to a galaxy far, far beyond, with a neckpiece and two wristbands.

There is a theory that the structure of the universe is a fractal across a wide range of scales. It is just a portion of what is really out there. This fascination with the heavens and what is beyond has lent itself as inspiration in the fashion world. To illustrate, Thierry Mugler created human-cyborg models, with tinfoil silver, pleated dresses and gold space suits that came complete with helmets. Iris Van Herpen teamed with former Nasa engineer, Kim Keever, to create a line inspired by celestial cartography with a color palette that looked like the sky.