Call it Freddy Krueger couture.
In the blood-soaked campaign for her new “Nightmare on Elm Street”-inspired Halloween makeup collection, Kylie Jenner poses in scream-worthy styles ranging from a grisly latex catsuit to a stunning, sculptural corset reminiscent of tangled veins.
The latter look is the work of LA-based artist Nusi Quero, who creates his signature 3D-printed pieces from computer-rendered designs.
Quero, 33, told Page Six Style that Jenner’s team reached out months ago requesting a piece inspired by the horror flick’s villain, and that he toyed with the idea of 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 crafted from UV curable resin and took “about 70 or 80 hours” to 3D print.
The 24-year-old makeup mogul’s busy schedule added an extra challenge to the design process, too.
“Usually, for commission-based work, I do a 3D scan of the person and then fit the 3D-modeled piece to their skin. With her, it’s a little bit more difficult to obtain something like that,” Quero said.
“So I ended up just getting her general measurements, and found a friend of mine who was, very serendipitously, similar. And I scanned her and used that as my base model.”
Fortunately, the final product — photographed on Jenner before she announced her second pregnancy — fit the star like a glove.
“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 said.
A former graffiti artist and musician, Quero has no formal fashion experience, but that hasn’t stopped stars like SZA, Bebe Rexha, and Chloe Bailey from gravitating toward his futuristic body armor.
In April, he also made headlines for helping bring Grimes’ back tattoo of “beautiful alien scars” to life; the singer later praised his “alien computer brain” in an Instagram post showing off her otherworldly white ink.
Quero told us 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, adding that the trio’s collaboration came together in a single session.
“We were just all hanging out, and in a few hours, she had a full back tattoo!” he recalled.