These metallic dresses were created with iron filings and magnets

This dress looks like an alien exoskeleton β€” but it was actually "grown" using mega-magnets, out of iron filings and a special resin. Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen created this magnetic dress in collaboration with product designer Jólan van der Wiel for Van Herpen's 2013 fall/winter couture collection. » 8/31/13 1:32pm 8/31/13 1:32pm