The Richard Nicoll Glowing Dress Looks Like Edward Cullen Getting a Tan and These 7 Other Things

Sequins can officially just give up, because the world has entered a new age of sparkly textiles. At his S/S 2015 fashion show, Richard Nicoll showed a glowing dress that left the jaws of fashion-folk everywhere on the floor. How did the British designer achieve this feat of fashion optics? According to Grazia Daily, this leading piece of Nicoll's Tinkerbell-inspired collection was made of mirrored perspex. The result is a dress fit for an intergalactic flapper on her way to the most rockin' New Years Eve party in the cosmos.

It's mind-blowing, it's surreal, and it reminds me of those funky little fiber optic wands I used to play with as a child. Let's count down all the things that this bravura work of space-age textiles looks like.

Aurora Borealis

A wonder of the world indeed…

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Ariel's "Permanent Human Being" Gown

Just saying… The gown that Ariel wears in the final scene of The Little Mermaid

has a very similar effect.

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Glowing Jellyfish

As per the phosphorescent fringe…

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Sparkly Edward Cullen

Vampires in the sunlight = this frock

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The Illuminated Eiffel Tower

Vive la sparkle!

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Fiber Optic Glow Wands

A glow wand + the glowing dress + Fourth of July fireworks = recipe for an epileptic seizure

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The Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand

If I didn’t know better, I’d say that this dress was fashioned from the shedded skins of glowworms.

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The holidays

Is there any more suitable Christmas dinner wear than a garment made out of mirrors?

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