The accessory is unique for one more reason. The design itself was entirely customized for Ruth E. Carter, starting with a 3D scan of her head and shoulders. While her designs are usually based on measurements, explains Julia, this was one of her first times using a 3D scan to design a custom accessory.
To create a cohesive visual statement, even the dress worn by Ruth on the red carpet was designed by the New York-based designer b michael America with the 3D-printed neck accessory in mind.
All in all, we’re convinced the 91st Academy Awards will prove to be an unexpected landmark for 3D printing in fashion, and we’re proud to have been a part of it.