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Amazing Paper Hats at the Annual ADCD Paper Fashion Show

The Monarch Butterfly look

The Monarch Butterfly look

Yes folks, I said a paper fashion show.  It’s an annual fundraiser put on by The Art Directors Club of Denver (ADCD) and it is quite the occasion. The event features a giant sold out runway show, fabulous fashion statements made entirely of paper created by, 50 or more professional design teams.  It has prizes, hoopla and lots of proceeds which go to help Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA), a local community organization that provides after-school arts programs for urban youth ages 3-17.

It’s no wonder people in Denver love this event.  Who knew such marvelous, creative fashions could be made from paper ( ok well there’s just a bit of paper mache, but that counts as paper too).  Not all the models are wearing hats, but those that are….. well all I can say is WOW! 

These photos by Denver-based photographer, David Ingraham  really convey the energy of the event.  You can find the photos used in this post plus more on Dave’s flickr account at  Stealthphotos’s photostream on flickr.

Medusa...  How about that for a paper hat?

Medusa...  How about that for a paper hat?

 The checkerboard hooded cape.

 The checkerboard hooded cape.

I love this one— a bird nest on the head and a bun in the oven

I love this one— a bird nest on the head and a bun in the oven

The whole outfit is made from paper. Isn’t it amazing?

The whole outfit is made from paper. Isn’t it amazing?