Dresses made from old maps

Elisabeth Lecourt recycles old maps and turns them into beautiful dresses and shirts. I don't imagine they're wearable, but they'd look lovely on the wall nevertheless.

Elisabeth Lecourt | Les robes géographiques: (via Crazy Abalone)

Update: An idea so nice, I blogged it twice! Here's the original from 2008.


      1. Came here for comment about headline being backwards. Found this also. Left extremely satisfied.

    1.  Now you have to go back to your own dimension and can’t visit Boing Boing for 90 days!

  1. I see Cory already got to the headline, making all subsequent readers puzzle over the ‘first!’ comments.

    But surely the map is not the territory? Or is it now much easier to get to first base, given that you could use grid references?

      1. I’m English – hence don’t understand baseball – so really should have the meaning of the phrase I used explained to me. TGIF!

  2. WWII airmen were issued silk maps for when they parachuted to safety from their disabled aircraft.  Those would make nice dresses!

    1. And here’s a wedding dress made from the WWII parachute that saved the husband’s life: http://boingboing.net/2011/06/06/wedding-dress-made-f.html

      1.  I’m holding out for pants made out of prehistoric cave paintings.

        I bet there’s a few britons who read this and are snickering especially loud.

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