Re: Green Gowns


Santa Fe artist Nancy Judd models her cocktail dress crafted from discarded Obama yard signs.

Never mind Michelle Obama’s inauguration gown, stunning though it was. Here’s some real headturners made from recycled materials although, in all fairness, most should be classified as “wearable art” rather than ballgowns.

You can read a longer, Wall Street Journal article about Nancy here and see a slideshow of her other creations. I particularly liked the ’40s style dress decorated with nails and the bathing suit covered in circles cut from old detergent bottles.


Arizona clothing designer Angela Johnson created these ballgowns from recycled T-shirts which gets the “Most Comfortable” rating in my book. I can’t believe that no one’s ever thought of mass producing formal dresses out of T-shirt fabric.