Pagliacci Gown - Hannah Duke
Pagliacci Gown - Hannah Duke

Gown inspired by the opera Pagliacci. Made from recycled opera flyers and programs. Modeled by Hannah Duke #operarecycles Hair/MUA: Warpaint International

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Pagliacci Gown - back
Pagliacci Gown - back

Gown inspired by the opera Pagliacci. Made from recycled opera flyers and programs. Modeled by Hannah Duke #operarecycles Hair/MUA: Warpaint International

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Pagliacci Gown - Hannah Duke
Pagliacci Gown - Hannah Duke

Gown inspired by the opera Pagliacci. Made from recycled opera flyers and programs. Modeled by Hannah Duke #operarecycles Hair/MUA: Warpaint International

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Barber Of Seville - Front
Barber Of Seville - Front

Gown inspired by the opera Barber of Seville. Made from recycled opera flyers and programs. Modeled by Lindsey Kuehl #operarecycles Hair/MUA: Warpaint International

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Barber of Seville - front
Barber of Seville - front

Gown inspired by the opera Barber of Seville. Made from recycled opera flyers and programs. Modeled by Lindsey Kuehl #operarecycles Hair/MUA: Warpaint International

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Barber of Seville - Lindsey Kuehl
Barber of Seville - Lindsey Kuehl

Gown inspired by the opera Barber of Seville. Made from recycled opera flyers and programs. Modeled by Lindsey Kuehl #operarecycles Hair/MUA: Warpaint International

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Rigoletto - Front
Rigoletto - Front

Gown inspired by the opera Rigoletto. Made from recycled opera flyers and programs. Modeled by Madison Hicks. #operarecycles Hair/MUA: Warpaint International

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Rigoletto - Side
Rigoletto - Side

Gown inspired by the opera Rigoletto. Made from recycled opera flyers and programs. Modeled by Madison Hicks. #operarecycles Hair/MUA: Warpaint International

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Ridoletto - back of skirt
Ridoletto - back of skirt

Gown inspired by the opera Rigoletto. Made from recycled opera flyers and programs. Modeled by Madison Hicks. #operarecycles Hair/MUA: Warpaint International

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NYFW - Couture Fashion Week 2017

As part of the #operarecycles program, I went to NYFW to put on the very first recycled fashion show inspired by opera, made from recycled paper opera brochures, programs, and mailers.

Each piece is wearable art - while the model may not be able to sit down in each gown, she can walk and move about fairly normally. I consider the wearer's comfort and functionality first. Many of my recycled designs have hidden pockets.

Each dress here reflects inspiration from a specific opera. The three I showed represent (in order) Pagliacci, Barber of Seville, and Rigoletto.

 

Pagliacci worn by Hannah Duke
Barber of Seville worn by Lindsey Kuehl
Rigoletto worn by Madison Hicks