This fascinating article from NYU’s Office of Informational Technology, LaGuardia Studio Makes Its Red Carpet Debut at the 2018 Met Gala describes in detail the process it took to create the Tiara worn by actress Lynda Carter (best known for starring as Wonder Woman in the 1970s television series) in May at the most recent Met Gala, a fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute which draws celebrities from all over the world and is known for its newsworthy fashion moments. This year, the theme was inspired by the exhibition “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”
Carter’s golden tiara, which was decorated with the Hebrew phrase for “never forget”, was designed and created using the 3D modeling and printing resources at LaGuardia Studio. The article describes how Taylor Absher, a full-time staff member at LaGuardia and adjunct instructor at NYU SPS, used Zbrush software to design the tiara and the Studio’s Stratasys J750 3D Printer to create the final print, which was completed just a couple of days before Carter wore it at the event.
The tiara is only one of several high profile 3D printing projects at the LaGuardia Studio. For example, in 2016 the studio made 3D scans of musician Björk to serve as the basis for a series of ornate masks designed and printed by Neri Oxman at MIT’s Mediated Matter Lab.
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This Fall, Taylor is teaching 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication
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