Example: This dress cocktail dress. Made from trash.
Nancy Judd, a 1990 graduate of Pitzer College who heads a company called Recycle Runway, will return to her Claremont alma mater Saturday with a one-day exhibition of fancy garments made from trash and ingenuity.
Judd makes outlandish clothing from castoffs such as phone book pages, junk mail, plastic bottles, aluminum cans and cassettes. But the star of the show at Pitzer’s Nichols Gallery is likely to be the “Obama Cocktail Dress.” It’s a slinky, body-hugging number crafted from the president’s campaign posters. As the “fabric” winds around the body, from above the knee to below the armpits, white letters form a crisp graphic pattern on a black background and the name “Obama” pops up over and over.
The close up makes it seem like maybe it’s not too bad, but then you get the full effect and it’s all … oh, très tackeè!
But hey! It works with Obama’s “Green Initiatives!”
Full picture of dress after the jump.