For the first time in Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show history, a design crafted entirely with 3D printing technology made its way down the glittering runway! As part of the Snow Angel section of last night’s annual show in New York City, model Lindsay Ellingson walked down the catwalk in her Nicholas Kirkwood pumps wearing a lasered nylon geometric filigree encrusted with millions of micro-Swarovski crystals. Commissioned by Victoria’s Secret and Swarovski, the two partners tapped into architect Bradley Rothenberg and designer Duann Scott of the world-leading 3D printing company, Shapeways, to create the design-breaking creation that was five months in the making. “Upon seeing the designs we were sure that Shapeways could 3D print exactly what they were looking for – all we needed was a 3D model,” Scott said to InStyle.com. What happened next was a digital scan of Ellingson’s form was taken so Rothenberg and Scott could create a costume built to fit her exactly. “For this project specifically, we really wanted to push what we could do with 3D printing — in making something that could, at some times, act like a textile, while at other times become more of a structural form,” Rothenberg added. Mission accomplished! Tune in on December 10th on CBS to see Ellingson, Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, and Candice Swanepoel walk down the runway!
Plus, see Victoria's Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes' backstage Instagram photos from the show!