This incredible 99 year-old woman sews a new dress every day for needy children

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Video on Sunday 31 August 2014

Lillian Weber, from Iowa, is one big-hearted 99-year-old who spends every single day making a dress for Little Dresses for Africa, an organization that distributes clothes to impoverished little girls in Africa. Since 2011, she has diligently sewn over 840 dresses. Lillian starts on a new dress every morning, takes a break at midday, and completes the dress before the sun sets.

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Haunting dresses: photos by Meg Cowell

Daniel Purvis Reader Find

By Daniel Purvis in New Photography on Monday 24 June 2013

Meg Cowell’s haunting dresses rise from the blackened void, revealing their ghostly feminine visage. Expanding on her previous series of photographic works which featured dark and sensuous interpretations of found women’s lingerie, Cowell’s latest series captures elaborate period dresses in their lavish glory.

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Elisabeth Lecourt makes dresses out of old maps

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Fashion on Friday 26 April 2013

The maps Elisabeth Lecourt’s dresses are made from are a little outdated, so you probably still have to consult Google Maps or a friendly person on the street to ask for directions. But these beautiful and delicate pieces are so one-of-a-kind that we should neglect this fact for now. Most importantly, the work of this […]

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1998 airmail dress by Hussein Chalayan

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Saturday 12 May 2012

My friends and I were sitting around one day daydreaming about globetrotting on the cheap in mail parcel disguises. Then we saw this 1998 airmail dress by Hussein Chalayan online. Dream come true? One of these sold at a Phillips de Pury & Company auction for £8,125. Perhaps we should just get proper airfare.

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Gown made from Peanut M&M wrappers

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Fashion on Wednesday 21 April 2010

Project Runway eat your heart out, as long as that heart’s made from Peanut M&Ms. This one-off dress was made by Chicago-based couture designer Christina Liedtke from 600 Peanut M&M wrappers, from which the 1,800 flowers used in the design were painstakingly handmade and applied. Ok, so five yards of silk charmeuse and silk shantung […]

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Alexander Wang for Uniqlo

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By Stacey Howard in New Fashion on Tuesday 3 June 2008

The new range of Alexander Wang for Uniqlo just hit stores this week in New York. This is the perfect collaboration for budget-minded fashionistas, allowing us to wear Alexander Wang at an affordable cost (in the $50-60 range).

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