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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:

5 thoughts on “Gown Made of Discarded Auto Radiator Copper

  1. Shawn Connally says:

    I love this, such amazing work!

  2. Kate says:

    Victoria University is in Australia in the state of Victoria. The Show as you have mentioned can be entered by anyone worldwide

  3. Goli Mohammadi says:

    There is also a Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand (, which is where the artist is from. You are right that there is a Victoria University in Australia, but I don’t believe that is the one Whiteside attended.

  4. 8 trendów mody jutra | says:

    […] firma SegraSega, która produkuje odzież dla rowerzystów z zużytych ubrań. Z Nowej Zelandii Emma Whiteside stworzyła suknię z miedzianych chłodnic. Ponieważ zasoby się kończą, będziemy potrzebować […]

  5. Fashion in the age of technology – Vanity C. says:

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