24 Jun 2011

The Bag Lady!

The special dress modelled by a Sainsburys
employee in the Islington store
Last year, whilst in Manchester, I visited the newly refurbished Gallery of Costume in Platt Hall, primarily to see it's vast collection of beautiful buttons. However, I was distracted by a stunning orange flamenco dress! On closer inspection, it was revealed  that the garment was hand crocheted using nothing but recycled carrier bags from Sainsburys!

The dress was commissioned by the supermarket in the run up to Xmas to encourage shoppers to reuse their bags and was part of an installation at the gallery focusing on the beauty of reusing every day items. The vibrant, plastic frock was created by acclaimed designer Adnan Bayyat and took him just one month to make! Taking haute couture to a new level!