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Want to DIY one of Viktor & Rolf's chain-sawed ballgowns? Well, they're game. They gave T Magazine step-by-step instructions for making one of the dresses from their spring show, and handily demonstrated why nobody makes counterfeit couture. The green dress starts with 149 yards of fine tulle, 44 yards of stiff tulle and 2.3 miles of fine yarn. Still reading? Then you can move on to constructing the base from camel hair and boning, hand-sewing those 2.3 miles of yarn, and sewing 547 individual sequins. This sounds like a good way of fighting counterfeits: Make something so difficult to construct that no one in their right mind would ever try to copy it. Knocking off this green dress would take about 163 hours. [T Magazine]