120 metal zippers
The dress was influenced by the constant changes and demands that fashion establishes every season. The idea was to create a single dress that could easily be reconstructed over and over again to comply with hundreds of variations. The zipper dress can be adapted from a full-length night dress, to a T-shirt, a miniskirt or even a belt.
The dress was made with 120 custom made zippers. Each one of them can be either separated from the rest of the dress or open to play and reveal layers or skin beneath. Its author the artist and designer Sebastian ErraZuriz believes the concept is particularly poignant in the current economic crisis; buy one dress, get a hundred different fashion possibilities. The dress is a one of a kind piece, yet could be produced industrially for a relatively accessible price.
On one hand the Zipper dress offers its owner the independence to adapt it to their every need, on the other hand, it invites people to re-think fashion and everyday objects. (See also the Piano shelf N5 which also adapts to the needs of the user).