A 1958 correspondence with costume designer Jean Louis reveals Marlene Dietrich's vision of a fashion-tech, glowing, naked dress. Based on Dietrich’s descriptions, the design features 3-D-printed, laser-cut and hand embellished flower embroidery and glowing crystals with LEDs made in collaboration with Swarovski. Forster Ronhner Textile Innovations e-broidery® technology is programmed with visual patterns that are controllable remotely using WiFi.
Marlene’s last dress / documentary for ARTE by co2Film
design, production lead | Anja Dragan
photos from editorial for ModeLab | Sandra Ebert, model | Marusja @ Core
photos from ARTE videoshoot | Andreas Waldschuetz
project by and dress designed for ElektroCouture