This news makes us very happy. Very happy indeed. After we reported on the hilarious gown that London label CuteCircuit created for Katy Perry to wear to this year's Met Ball - y'know, the lovely pink dress which contained thousands of tiny flashing lights - we didn't really think much more about it. After all, this was one of those wacky concept pieces - more costume than fashion, that look amazing on stage (or the red carpet), which is perfect for international superstars (Rihanna has since perfomed in another custom made CuteCircuit dress), but sadly, will never be available to likes of us mere mortals. Sure, the label was also selling T-shirts and stretchy dresses with a sprinkling of a dozen smaller lights, but the full-on flash-tastic brilliance of Perry's show-stealing creation seemed destined to stay far, far out of reach.
So imagine our delight to see THIS email plop into the Grazia Daily inbox a few minutes ago; ' Selfridges, the world’s best department store, is pleased to announce the exclusive launch of the K Dress by CuteCircuit as part of its Christmas offer...'.
And there, in front of our saucer-like eyes, was a short version of Katy Perry's gown with an awesome shall-we-say corsage of LED lights.
The nice people at Selfridges inform us; 'the lights in the dress can create a stunning dynamic range of colours fully controlled by the wearer using the tiny push button brain controller. Want more sparkle or want intense moving violet waves? Want more glow-intensity? This can all be achieved with a discrete push of a button. The coloured lights within the dress are there to enhance the mood and make you as glamorous or as magical as you want to be.'
We don't know what you were intending to wear to your Christmas parties this year, but Grazia Daily has fallen head-over-heels in love with this magic frock (not only is the technology superstar standard, but as you can see, the dress itself is rather delightful a pink and white striped silk chiffon one shoulder prom dress..).
Isn't fashion wonderful? *beams*