metal washer and attic insulation dress

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For the yearly fashion show given by Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx, Isabel Cohen wired together hundreds of metal washers to make the halter top for her floor-length attic insulation skirt (inspired by jellyfish tentacles). It was her answer to the show’s challenging theme: “Create an outfit made of anything but fabric”.

The show is the mastermind of Nancy Fried, the school’s sculpture teacher, who wanted a project that would really engage her twelve students. Now in its seventh year, it has become the event-of-the-year at Fieldson, with many students – and even some teachers – taking on the challenge to create outfits out of dot-candy papers, beads, condoms, fake and real money, Legos, Tic Tacs…

Everyone should have a teacher like Fried who encourages them to go way beyond the expected

We also love Anne Kunstler’s jelly bean outfit…

Librado Romero/The New York Times

You can see a slide show of some of the fashions here.

Read more about the project and the incredible Nancy Fried here.

Photos: Librado Romero/The New York Times

One Response to metal washer and attic insulation dress

  1. Jane Kokernak 06.05.2010 at 1:38pm #

    Have you ever seen Laura Splan’s dresses made out of facial peel? See:

    p.s. I love reading your blog. A friend sent me the link months ago, and I’m a fan now. I got my brother into it, too.

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