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2011 Paper Fashions Hit The Runway In Denver

Some were sexy, some demure, but to be sure, it was not your typical couture.  No, it was the 7th Annual Paper Fashion Show 2011, held in Denver this past week where hundreds of paper couture designs showed up on gorgeous models who walked the runway... yes, dressed in paper.

Designers, who came from all walks of life, were mostly from the Denver area.  All they needed was paper, a scissors, some glue, paint, and I'd say pretty much creativity.  That commodity was not lacking, as you will see in the few images I've selected from the show.  

I would have loved to see this entry in person!

 

2011 entry, Paper Fashion Show in Denver: photo credit: Mark Broste2011 entry, Paper Fashion Show in Denver: photo credit: Mark Broste

 

No, these are not real feathers!

 

2011 entry, Paper Fashion Show in Denver: photo credit: Mark Broste2011 entry, Paper Fashion Show in Denver: photo credit: Mark Broste

 

Gladiator, perhaps?

 

2011 entry, Paper Fashion Show in Denver: photo credit: Mark Broste2011 entry, Paper Fashion Show in Denver: photo credit: Mark Broste

 

Wings?

 

2011 entry, Paper Fashion Show in Denver: photo credit: Mark Broste2011 entry, Paper Fashion Show in Denver: photo credit: Mark Broste

 

 Bride of Frankenstein...

 

2011 entry, Paper Fashion Show in Denver: photo credit: Mark Broste2011 entry, Paper Fashion Show in Denver: photo credit: Mark Broste

 

Just a girl and her dog.

 

2011 entry, Paper Fashion Show in Denver: photo credit: Mark Broste2011 entry, Paper Fashion Show in Denver: photo credit: Mark Broste

 

And paper fashions were not just for women.   Here's a little girl gladiator.

 

2011 entry, Paper Fashion Show in Denver: photo credit: Mark Broste2011 entry, Paper Fashion Show in Denver: photo credit: Mark Broste

 

And a male beachcomber about to drink from a coconut!

 

2011 entry, Paper Fashion Show in Denver: photo credit: Mark Broste2011 entry, Paper Fashion Show in Denver: photo credit: Mark Broste

 

If you're crafty, you have a whole year to prepare for the 8th Annual Paper Fashion Show.  Anyone can submit an entry.  And it's for a great cause.... This year the show was held as a benefit for the Downtown Aurora (Colorado) Visual Arts (DAVA), a local community organization that provides after-school arts programs for at-risk youth.

To see dozens more paper fashions from the 2011 show, visit the Denver Metromix photo gallery.