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« on: January 18, 2012 03:02:38 PM »

(Edited so that images link to high-res versions.)



I built this dress in a feverish sprint in Spring of 2010, inspired by several preceding days of Project: Rooftop marathons and blistering anxiety over my first (and only) stint modeling for the local contingent of Dr. Sketchys Anti-Art School. Its made of a strapless bra, a bit of muslin, an old shirt (reconstructed into a waist cincher), and roughly A-through-mid-C of an obsolete dictionary; plus a handful of notions.

The hardest part by far was the top. I dont own a dressform, so I had to sculpt and hand-tack everything to the strapless bra while I was wearing it.

(Photos by Jez Miller)
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012 03:28:18 PM »

This is wonderful!  It so reminds me of a female version of the newspaper dancer in The Red Shoes.  Very appropriate for ballet.  Well, if it weren't real paper.  Wink  You did a fantastic job, though!
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012 03:42:03 PM »

Very cool, do you have any close-ups of the pages?
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012 03:46:50 PM »

Very cool, do you have any close-ups of the pages?

I'm afraid I don't, but I may be able to get some from the photographer.

Got 'em! Images in the OP now link to extremely high-res versions.
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012 03:57:17 PM »

Ooh thanks for adding that! Even cooler up close!
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012 04:28:07 PM »

Your face in high resolution is absolutely beautiful, nice shots. Great dress, and well done.
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012 09:37:06 PM »

Oh my wow! Absolutely beautiful.
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012 03:58:09 AM »

This looks absolutely gorgeous. I love the ruffly shape of the top. And the poof of the skirt with all the layers of pages. I love this so much!
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012 10:32:31 AM »

This looks absolutely gorgeous. I love the ruffly shape of the top. And the poof of the skirt with all the layers of pages. I love this so much!

Thank you, so much! The asymmetrical, sculptural part on top was my favorite part by far--the skirt was basically pleating and layering page after page, but I actually got to play more with structure and origami up top.
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2012 04:12:17 PM »

This is so cool- it's a really neat idea that i can't even imagine being executed better. You look great in it as well Wink

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