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Paper Dress exhibition Saanko Luvan?

The Paper Dress Exhibition called Saanko Luvan? (May I?) was done in 2010 to show off works done in a workshop organized at Kuopio Academy of Design, Savonia UAS. The workshop was held by Pirjo Valinen who is a costume designer for Oulu City Theater in Northern Finland and who has done stage costumes using for most part paper.

I made a quite static lifesize dress from a paper called Magic Paper that has a thin glue surface on its backside and attaches to almost any surface when enough heat is used. I wanted to emphasize the stiff and sleek qualities of paper which can rarely be found in any fabric.

Photos: Suvi Wallendahr