Fashion Show entrants who didn’t receive prizes – but who were winners in the eyes of the audience

fashion show lifejacket

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Artist Richard Bohn titled his creation “Healthcare Life Jacket.” The Medicare Donut Hole” is a term that is used to describe the financial hole that one experiences or “falls into” after they have used up their discounted Medicare prescription drug cost allotment.

fashion show wings

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While helping to empty out a friend’s apartment, Brad Elsberry came to realize that many of us have amassed excessive collections of cloth shopping bags. These bags are almost all made from recycled plastic bottles already. So, now they are born a second time in this abstract, recycled, “fashion-common” on color and light!

fashion show toilet paper

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This dress is ready for the Bathrooms Ball! This ball gown designed and modeled by artist Elizabeth McGhee is made from over a hundred folded toilet paper wrappers. (Note the elegant shoe accessory.)

fashion show plastic

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Each week, thousands of people across Orange County take home a new plastic bag and matching hanger along with their dry cleaning. Antje Campbell and Carla Bosch decided to hook up…with a crochet needle and transform these environmental pieces into a gorgeous gown.