Pseudomorph self-painting dress

Okay, what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see this picture? For me, it was: “Prom Night for The City of the Lost Children“.

This is the pseudomorph by Anouk Wipprecht, and the name is one of the most science-fiction terms for any product that I have ever heard.

All those thin tubes that you see coming from the back and ending at the shoulders are a way of holding the color-changing ink. In the back are pneumatic control valves for pumping the ink and creating a unique pattern on the dress. Check out a video of it after the jump.

In case you are wondering, there is a plastic covering on the ladies…chest so that the ink does not stain her…(oh, I’ll just say it) boobs. These ink sprayers are powered by nothing more than a 9-volt battery.

I’m not certain if the ink pattern is permanent, or if it is supposed to be painted over and over. It does create a unique pattern, but does the wearer really need to have these crazy pumps on their shoulders?

I can’t think of anyone I know who would want this. However, this is crazy enough to be something that Lady Gaga would wear.