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Cardi B wears $3,400 custom 3D printed Balenciaga coat

Cardi B wears $3,400 custom 3D printed Balenciaga coat

Written by David

November 30, 2018

Cardi B wasn’t kidding when she said she “ likes those Balenciagas .” The 26-year-old rapper posted a picture on her Instagram account yesterday, showing off a plaid two-piece Balenciaga dress-slash-coat that was made using a 3D printer. Captioning the shot “BALENCIAGA MAMA,” the new mom looks super chic in this $3,400 3D-printed hourglass coat with $1,745 boots in a matching print. The outerwear first hit the runway back in March, Balenciaga’s designer Demna Gvasalia used 3D printing to create a series of exaggerated contour jackets for Balenciaga’s Autumn/Winter 2018 collection. To achieve the dramatic silhouette of the jackets, the designer 3D scanned the bodies of the models who were to wear the coats and digitally adjusted and altered the body shapes in a CAD program. These altered shapes were then 3D printed, molded, and cast with a lightweight foam. As Gvasalia told Vogue, “For the first time, I […]


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