Forget dresses made from silk, tulle, or plain-Jane cotton: If you really want to stand out from the crowd these days, you should think weird — like balloons, soda tabs, condoms and shotgun shells. One designer used 3,000 cow nipples — waste from a tannery making leather products — to create an evening dress, while Hissa Igarashi and Sayuri Marakumi crafted a gown from 50,000 gummi bears. Most shocking, though, has to be the dress worn recently by a Chinese 21-year-old to her own birthday party. It was reportedly made of yuan worth $32,000.
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