Check Out These Dresses Made From Nursing Home Supplies (Think Adult Diapers and Syringes)

The University of Chicago alumni magazine is an unlikely source of inspiration for us, but this month they’ve outdone themselves by featuring a project by Amy Zucker (MFA ’98). Amy is a Registered Nurse and case manager who works with the elderly in nursing homes. She fabricated a series of dresses out of medical supplies which are meant to be a statement about the elderly and their “tenuous” access to medical care. We’re just happy that Amy found a way to funnel her creativity. (See, Amy’s mom! That fine arts degree is totally paying off.) She didn’t use any toilet seat covers, luckily, otherwise we’d have to do an Adventures in Copyright. Click through to see her creations and how they compare to what some fashion designers are doing these days.
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The University of Chicago alumni magazine is an unlikely source of inspiration for us, but this month they’ve outdone themselves by featuring a project by Amy Zucker (MFA ’98). Amy is a Registered Nurse and case manager who works with the elderly in nursing homes. She fabricated a series of dresses out of medical supplies which are meant to be a statement about the elderly and their “tenuous” access to medical care. We’re just happy that Amy found a way to funnel her creativity. (See, Amy’s mom! That fine arts degree is totally paying off.) She didn’t use any toilet seat covers, luckily, otherwise we’d have to do an Adventures in Copyright. Click through to see her creations and how they compare to what some fashion designers are doing these days.
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The University of Chicago alumni magazine is an unlikely source of inspiration for us, but this month they’ve outdone themselves by featuring a project by

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This fishtail gown made entirely of adult diapers could easily be worn by

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This dress, with a bodice of syringes and medicine bottles, and a skirt of wrapped tongue depressors seems bizarre until you look back into

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From far away, this coat made of latex gloves could easily be one of the neutral, lush furs seen on

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This is a Geritol dress. Geritol is a vitamin for old people, but we’re not exactly sure how the skirt is fabricated. This look could totally be in any of

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