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