I'm Touched

Idith Barak, Noah Pivnick

A dress that reveals the wearers emotions when being paid attention by emitting a varying ringing sound.



This wearable project was Inspired by Victor&Rolf's “Bell Collection” fall 2000, This project set out to achieve the same effect their dress had on a body in motion, in a setting where there was no body to activate the bells.

Furthermore this dress aims to examine the relationship between

wearer – garment – gazer. How can a garment relay information about a wearers emotional state through sound even if their body is completely still.

The dress is a Chiffon evening dress with 250 jingle bells that are being vibrated using 8 motors activated by a heart shaped touch sensor.

Programed with different vibration patterns depending on the duration of activation of the sensor.

The different vibration pattern symbolize the range of emotions an individual might experience when receiving different amounts of attention. When does exciting flattery become uncomfortable?


Intro to Wearables