I’m not a “fashionista” at all, by any stretch of the imagination, and I don’t pretend to be. In fact, I find most runway fashion pretty…unattractive.
However, every once in a while, I run across a runway fashion that really piques my interest. It doesn’t happen very often, mind you, but it does happen. Like this dress…
Or rather, this dress illusion!
I know they say you have to suffer for fashion and pain is beauty and all that jaz, but wow! I mean, did they really have to chop the model in half??
It looks like the to of this model’s body is floating above the bottom half, with a cushion of air between the two halves. Kinda like she’s been bisected at the hips.
Of course, walking anywhere, let alone down a runway, would be impossible after being cut in half like this. So, common sense tells us that this image is nothing more than a dress illusion. But, how does this dress illusion work?
I’ll give you a hint—it’s NOT a clever Photoshop job.
Okay that wasn’t a very good hint, so I’ll just show you…
Although I don’t see this becoming mainstream off the rack fashion, its still a pretty cool dress illusion! This dress illusion was featured in the Spring 2010 Viktor & Rolf runway show. In the second photo, you can see that there is actually a slim black section of the dress between the two halves of the dress. At the right angle, the black band blends right in with the background, creating a dress illusion with the model cut in half.