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Fabulous Wearable Dress Made of Phonebooks

It's highly unusual to go shopping for a dress made of paper but Kelly Murray, aka Jolis Paons, just might convince you to purchase her wearable Paper Dress. The meticulously constructed outfit is made entirely of the monochromatic pages of phonebooks. In the fashion of other artists before her who have repurposed discarded and obsolete media, Murray has put those pages to good, artistic use.

Even more impressive about this fashionable work, the artist says, “I pleated, stuck, sewed, and glued everything by hand.” It's hard to believe that such a detailed garment with layers of patterns can be assembled with such ordinary supplies. Additionally, paper can be a difficult material to work with, especially in fashion. Kudos to Murray for designing a fabulous functional dress.

Kelly Murray on Flickr
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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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