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Fashion and Textile  Foundation Diploma and final year Extended Diploma Art & Design students at York College designed and made a collection of stunning grandeur ballgowns made entirely out of scraps of paper. The students took their inspiration from Miss Haversham, derelict mansions and decaying furniture in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. 

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Art & Design student Katie Unsworth, formerly of Boroughbridge High School said: “We were given the theme of ‘Faded Grandeur’ and had just three weeks to create a full scale ballgown. Working in small groups we developed our ideas from a mood board and experimented with bits of paper to see what worked. Everyone enjoyed the challenge and it was great fun dressing our model, including designing the hair and make-up. We are really pleased with the results, it is hard to believe the garments are made out of paper.”

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