French Designer Creates Unique Dresses From The Spines of Books

French Designer Creates Unique Dresses From The Spines of Books

Every bibliophile has stopped to admire a particularly beautiful book cover at book stores. Most of us who love books spend time wishing that we could buy the most beautiful hardbound editions out there even though some are really expensive. The vintage look is especially popular among people of all ages. Also when you’ve spent that much time and money on building a classy looking collection, you’ll obviously feel the urge to show off a little. And thanks to designer Sylvie Facon, there’s a new and unique way to let people know about your library.

Unique Dresses From The Spines of Books

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Facon is a designer who makes beautiful dresses using all kinds of unconventional materials. And she only proved her versatility further with her new creations. Facon’s dresses now let you wear your library around because the bodices have old book spines stitched together. Before you start worrying about people ripping spines off books to make clothes, rest assured that these are spines which fell off from very old books which were in advanced stages of deterioration. Not only is Facon giving these spines new life, but she also creates a stunning, vintage,  steampunk style evening gown that any book lover would fall for instantly.

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With this gown, Facon is literally turning fairy tales into reality and even for someone with her talent, the use of these particular materials for this dress is quite unorthodox. Costume designer Morgane E. Grosdemange also assisted Facon on this project. By bringing together artistic skill and fashion, they managed to create a dress which brought out the inherent beauty in these everyday objects. This one piece alone took up a couple of hundred hours of effort to see the design come to fruition but one look at the dress proves that it was all worth it.

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Breathtaking Designs

All of Facon’s designs are equally breathtaking. She paid homage to music by sewing a violin on the bodice of another evening gown, thereby further bringing out her technical and artistic skills. The skirt of the gown looks like pages of sheets of music. She has also made several floral gowns including the ‘Tribute to Fall Dress’ that makes one feel like they’re standing in a beautiful flower garden. One of her best creations is a gown that she called the ‘Knight Dress’. The bodice features a knight on a horse riding through a forest and it was inspired by a piece of art by Didier Graffet.

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But her most intricate work till date might be Hommage à Arras or Homage to Arras. Along with some truly stunning lacework, the dress showcases wonderful images with details of the Flemish architecture which is common in Arras, a French town in the Artois region. This particular dress looks exactly like something you’d imagine a fairy tale princess to wear. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing more of her work soon. Maybe her creations will inspire more designers to think outside the box!

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