A model walks the runway wearing ‘Garden Party’ a design by Carol Touchstone during the 11th annual toilet paper wedding dress contest at Kleinfled’s Bridal Boutique in New York.
Wedding dresses are made of many things including silk, lace and now, toilet paper.
At the finale of the annual Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest in New York last week, ten designers vying for a $10,000 prize painstakingly put together wedding dresses from the most basic materials.
According to the contest co-creator, Laura Gawne, the rules were simple, “they have to use Charmin toilet paper, any kind of tape, any kind of glue and they can use needle and thread."
"No closures, no Velcro, nothing. No attachment of fabric, nothing,” said her co-creator, Susan Bain.
The sisters Bain and Gawne began the competition to promote their wedding site. The contest, now in its 11th edition, is held in conjunction with toilet paper brand Charmin.
This year, due to the fact that it was held at bridal store Kleinfeld, the winning dress will be a ready-to-wear gown.
Before the show began, designers applied the final touches as models held onto toilet rolls needed for the add-ons.
“We have 4,585 petals that were all hand-cut and traced,” Carol Touchstone, who came in third place, said of her floral dress. “We used tape, glue and Charmin.”
The winner was a tuxedo-style halterneck dress with a removable jacket, accessorized with a top hat and bow tie, by Donna Pope Vincler. She said it took her about three months, 22 rolls and lots of tape and glue to make.
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