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Photos: Geek meets fashion chic

While a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, Diana Eng and classmate Emily Albinski created a gown--fitted with a hacked hand vacuum and a series of valves--that inflates and deflates according to the desired silhouette.

Kate Kunath

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...