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Bitch Cover Dress

Added Sep 29, 2009

by betterliving...

Oakland, Califor...

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A dress I designed for the cover of Bitch magazine, May 2006, in collaboration with Andi Zeisler, the editor of said magazine. It’s made from the pages of various fashion magazines as well as the estimable New Yorker. Sewing with paper was a new experience—kind of like leather, but more wrinkly.

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paper

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    Sep 29, 2009, 02.17 PMby apvolek21

    That’s really awesome looking! I found some old player piano reels that I wanted to sew up into a dress but they are sooo brittle and with the holes in them already they tear like crazy. I was so excited to see the one of the latest Project Runways where they used newspaper. So inspiring!

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    Sep 29, 2009, 01.18 PMby ink

    This is really well done! I love it. The fact that you used the New Yorker is always a help! The dress looks finished but it also looks like it isn’t completely finished …..almost like a woman was walking and was pasted with these elements on to her. Great visual metaphor. Also I love the composition of the cover. Great work!

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    Sep 29, 2009, 10.32 AMby anajan

    Cool! Love the pleated skirt. Did you actually sew it (I mean – with thread and needles), or did you glue it? Does it have a zipper or some kind of closure, so it can be removed from the dress form? I was always curious about these technical details :)

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