Diva Design Diary

By Holly Peterson

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What A Waist

By Holly Peterson

Dress by John Petrey at the Lois Lambert Gallery; courtesy of John Petrey.

Made of bottle caps and vintage aluminum signage, John Petrey's "Ethel" comes to the Lois Lambert Gallery in Los Angeles.

Maison Martin Margiela's Artisanal collection; courtesy of Marina Faust.

A dress in crepe de chine and vinyl records, from Maison Martin Margiela's Artisanal collection.

"Clothes made from discarded metal and plastic are probably not the most comfortable to wear, but these dresses definitely take repurposing to a new, rather chic level. A sculptor, John Petrey, turns bottle caps, marquee letters, tin ceiling tiles, and broken yardsticks into "outfits" that pay facetious tribute to the innocent mind-set of the 1950's and '60's. See a dozen at the Lois Lambert Gallery in Los Angeles, starting November 14—right around the time when like-minded pieces by Maison Martin Margiela will be available at yoox.com. Handmade from discarded items such as vinyl records and disco-ball mirror squares, the 100 one-offs will be sold to benefit the Rosa Spier House, a nonprofit artists' retirement community in the Netherlands.

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