Remember Flat Stanley, the paper cutout you’d send to distant friends and family in elementary school, begging to be snapped in exotic places? Vogue does, and it re-envisioned the childhood favorite in a very high-fashion way. The magazine printed and distributed a “small army” of 3D-printed mini Karlie Kloss dolls, in a variety of poses from the ubiquitous model du jour. The 50 figurines spent 80 days traveling to 22 cities, getting the star treatment in clever photo shoots around the world.

Karlie Kloss 3D Printing

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Karlie’s long legs and coy smile have been spotted at Stonehenge, the Great Wall of China, Niagara Falls, and even the moon. Like any good international voyage, her tour of the continents was not without hiccups. Vogue notes that more than a dozen limbs were broken in transit (ouch!) and that the mini Karlie was escorted off the Acropolis in Greece. Head to Vogue for the dolls’ complete photo diary and even go behind-the-scenes of her 3D shoot. You’ll never feel so envious of a piece of plastic.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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September 4, 2014

If Andy Warhol had a 3-D printer (and designed shoes), he would make these. G.I. Jane–sculpted pumps. Red stilettos in the shape of a plane. A giant splash of milk – which is actually a wedge heel.

3-D-Printed Shoes

Created exclusively for Melissa Shoes’s Art Basel Pop-Up Shop in Miami, this collection is pure jaw-dropping art. Our favorite part: They were inspired by the artist’s former girlfriends. Ouch? Or insanely flattering? We can’t decide.

Read more about it on Refinery29, then check them out for yourself at the Melissa Pop-Up Shop at 830 Lincoln Road in Miami through January 5.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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December 8, 2013