Dubbed Webb’s First Deep Field, this image captures a scene brimming with the oldest galaxies scientists have ever seen. Now, this pioneering image is celebrated by fashion.
Since the big reveal of the first JWST-quality science images, astrophysicists have gained valuable insights into what some of the first stars and galaxies in the universe looked like. Instantly becoming a new favorite of many around the world, the first full-color, infrared deep-field image freezes for a moment in the early universe—specifically, the galaxy cluster SMACS 0723. Its shimmering irregular galaxies form a captivating work of art, one company turned into a dress Delightfully galaxy.
Gallery: The first images of the James Webb Space Telescope
In a project that combines its two passions – science and clothing – fashion brand Svaha has launched a new collection themed JWST, including dress, blouse and sweaters. The cotton material of each of these items is completely covered with a NASA image, which represents just a small speck of outer space with charming detail.
The JWST dress has been in high demand by Svaha customers, according to the brand. “As soon as NASA released the image, our social media was flooded with requests from our customers to take the photo on the dress,” Svaha founder and CEO Jaya Iyer said in a statement. (Opens in a new tab).
“The picture is so beautiful; we just had to do it! So, we created these beautiful designs so people can wear them and own a piece of history!” Ayer added.
Before the Hubble Space Telescope, its previous pioneer, the Hubble Space Telescope, had a spectrum more limited than the infrared wavelengths it could detect in the universe, according to NASA’s Webb and Hubble comparison page. (Opens in a new tab). On board the JWST, launched in December 2021, is an instrument called the Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam).
Infrared sensors on the NIRCam allow the telescope to peer into space more than ever before. To create the pattern displayed on the dress, the light that reached the telescope took so long to enter the solar system that the resulting shapes represent the universe when it was less than a billion years old.
In order to perfectly replicate these subtle details and true proportions, the iconic JWST image was digitally printed onto the dress’s fabric (95% Cotton, 5% Lycra). His style includes short sleeves and a flared knee-length skirt with pockets sewn at the waist for practicality.
The NASA design covers the entire dress, with the image repeated on both the top and skirt, contrasting near the waistline. This side shows the great image of both the observer and the wearer, providing an upright image on the skirt when the latter looks at it.
Iyer originally launched the Svaha brand to fuse fashion and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics), and one goal was to eliminate the idea that people had to choose between women’s clothing and science themes.
Each item in Webb’s First Deep Field clothing collection has been produced in sizes XS through 5XL. Available for pre-order at Svaha USA . website (Opens in a new tab)The dress is $79.99, and the cheaper dress and jacket sell for $44.99 each. For those who pre-ordered these dresses, they are scheduled to be shipped to customers before the end of September 2022.
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