Kylie Jenner poses in scream-worthy styles ranging from a grisly latex catsuit to a stunning, sculptural corset reminiscent of tangled veins in the blood-soaked campaign for her new “Nightmare on Elm Street”-inspired Halloween makeup collection.
The latter look is the work of Nusi Quero, an LA-based artist who creates his signature 3D-printed pieces from computer-rendered designs.
According to Quero, 33, Kylie Jenner’s team requested a piece inspired by the horror film’s villain months ago, and that he considered a bodysuit before settling on a bustier.
“I tried to make something quite sinister and sort of sharp for her,” he said of the gory corset, which was 3D-printed from UV curable resin and took “about 70 or 80 hours.”
The 24-year-old makeup mogul’s hectic schedule made the design process even more difficult.
“I usually do a 3D scan of the person and then fit the 3D-modeled piece to their skin for commission-based work.” “It’s a little more difficult to get something like that with her,” Quero explained.
“So I ended up just taking her general measurements and finding a friend of mine who happened to be very similar.” And I scanned her to use as a base model.”
Fortunately, the finished product, which was photographed on Kylie Jenner before she announced her second pregnancy, was a perfect fit for the star.
Quero said, “When I design a piece on the computer, I make sure that it’s smooth and supportive on the inside. It should be pretty comfortable.”
Quero, a former graffiti artist and musician, has no formal fashion experience, but that hasn’t stopped celebrities like SZA, Bebe Rexha, and Chloe Bailey from wearing his futuristic body armour.
He also made headlines in April for assisting in the creation of Grimes’ back tattoo of “beautiful alien scars”; the singer later praised his “alien computer brain” in an Instagram post showcasing her otherworldly white ink.
Quero explained that the sprawling design, which he digitally embellished from a drawing by tattoo artist Tweakt, incorporated “some of the same tools” he uses to make his now-signature corsets, and that the trio collaborated in a single session.
“We were just all hanging out, and in a few hours, she had a full back tattoo!” he said.