The first gown.

 

The Golden Book Gown

Once upon a time...

there was a paper, storybook gown constructed entirely out of recycled and discarded children’s Golden Books sewn together with golden thread.

Can the stories of our past become part of a sustainable future?

The surface area of the paper skirt is ~22,000 square inches. The paper skirt is comprised entirely of the original book illustrations, and the he bodice is made from the books’ foil spines backed by tape adhesive.

The gown was featured on display at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA in 2012 and at Drift Contemporary Art Gallery in Portsmouth, NH in 2013. The gown is currently in storage in possession of the artist.

 
 
 
So amazing!
— Tommy Hilfiger
...An insanely stunning gown...Our jaws [are] still on the ground.
— Glamour