For London Fashion Week, Anne Sophie Cochvelou created a LEGO dress. It is a red gown which she studded with25 pounds of colorful plastic building blocks
Rather, it nods to a broad spectrum of cultural references in its design. To support 25 pounds of plastic brick, Cochevelou reinforced the skirt with what she calls “neo-crinoline,” the kind of metal hoops that were once regularly worn by Marie Antoinette. She looked to the ornate jeweled headwear of traditional Chinese opera singers for inspiration on the LEGO-studded headpiece, and to the fringed epaulettes from centuries-old military uniforms while detailing the shoulders. There are, of course, hints at Lady Gaga’s hyper-decorated sensibilities.