Cynthia Rowley and Olaf Breuning let you look naked while being fully clothed

polka dot dress

This dress reminds us of a Magic Eye drawing (remember those?). Not because of all the dots, but because if you look closely enough, and give it a few seconds, you’ll notice a naked female form hidden behind the pattern. Or, at least, we HOPE you will, because if you don’t, then it must just be us, seeing naked bodies where there are none. That would be weird.

This dress is a collaboration between Cynthia Rowley and artist Olaf Breuning, and it’s been produced for the exhibition The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011 by Damien Hirst. So, even more than most items we show you here, this one is OMGART, and thus not allowed to be criticised, according to Fashion Victims. (Fashion Victims, we’ve found, are strangely narrow-minded when it comes to such things, believing that all art is good art. Huh.) That said, Colette are selling it for $470, and they’re selling it as an item of clothing, as opposed to something to put on display in your home, so what we want to know is, would you buy it? Would you wear it? (Or display it, for that matter?) Tell us!

(Click here to buy it.)

P.S. There’s a slightly clearer version of the dress under the jump…

dress with naked body print


  • January 10, 2012


    Not just you, I see it too. At least the nipples.

    When I break into the art world, I am going to take the pseudonym O.M. Gart and see if anyone notices the joke. 🙂

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  • January 10, 2012


    This is just scary. I had that dress (minus the magic eye bit) back when I was 3 or 4. That means it’s a crime in my world. If a 4 year old wore it back in the late ’80’s, it’s not fit for an adult to wear now.

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  • January 10, 2012


    The price for this oversized dotted T-shirt is baffling, do they charge for every “OMGdot”….

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  • January 11, 2012


    I would actually really like it if it was a shirt. (i hate saggy dresses)

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