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With Fashion Week going, Kate's Paperie on 57th St. picked a good time to get in on the act with by filling its windows with white dresses made entirely of paper. The displays celebrate The Museum of Art and Design's first annual Paper Ball, an event born to celebrate the museum's first anniversary in its new location on Columbus Circle. A major highlight of the event was a series of life-size paper dresses, commissioned by the museum from artists and designers including Issey Miyake, James Rosenquist, Matthew Williamson, Kai Kühne, Dror Benshetrit, Zaldy and Maria Pinto.
The dresses were displayed in the museum and were available for purchase, but four of them have made their way over to these window displays. Lela Rose made a flirty dress out of tiered layers of paper with a wide belt and bosoms decorated with tiny flowers. Her creation is on display in the westernmost window along with an ankle-length two-piece gown by Donald Deal that mixes vertical and horizontal pleats to create contrasting textures. Zaldy contributed a one-shouldered mini dress made from enormous whorls of shredded paper, and Anna Li Chen accessorized her crushed tracing-paper dress with a scarf made entirely of hand-knitted pages of Women's Wear Daily.
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