For our final thesis project, we were required to make something out of recycled materials so three of my fellow artists and I decided to create a couture gown out of recylced paper taken from our beloved teachers' recycling boxes. There are three layers: the lowest was created out of folded newspaper (looks like a quilt) then we put a froggy shower curtain on top on which our top layer (the paper gown itself) was sewed onto. We created the layers by first crushing the paper to obtain some finer texture then folded them into accordian fans, reminiscent of our early childhood days dabbling in 'origami'. There were a lot of problems with the layers when we sewed them on because unwanted ripples had formed, destroying the overall shape of the gown. The top was made by cutting and weaving strips of paper together. We also made a paper purse to go with it but one of the girls took it. The gown is wearable: so long as you're that skinny which is quite impossible. The waist is about 25" wide and the model is give or take 5'8" in height. However the gown still exists in my basement in a crumpled heap.