We're amazed by Australia's Daily Telegraph, which heralds the arrival of a dress made from "the bacterial skin that forms on top of 'off' red wine." The dress was made at the University of Western Australia from a form of cellulose, the material that makes up the walls of plant cells. Right now, the material is extremely fragile and difficult to wear - the article compares it to tissue paper. The scientists hope further experiments can yield sustainable fabric that comes from bad booze. If their efforts succeed by fall, they won't even have to dye the clothes - deep purple was huge on the runways this season, and how psyched would Miuccia Prada be if her wine colored dresses came from actual barrels of gone-bad Bordeaux?
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