Gown Made of Discarded Auto Radiator Copper

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New Zealand’s Victoria University recent graduate Emma Whiteside made this incredible 18th century-style gown from discarded automotive radiator copper for the 2009 World of WearableArt show. The dress weighs 22 pounds and took 200 hours to sew. Check out this closeup:

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