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Designer Alasdair Thomson Carves Out Summer Dresses from Marble

 - May 12, 2014
References: alasdaircthomson & neatorama
At first glance, designer Alasdair Thomson's summer dresses seem to look like stylishly wearable fashion garments. But if you look closer, you'll see that these chic gowns are actually marble sculptures deceivingly carved out to look like dresses.

Designer Thomson is an expert artist and craftsman who enjoys working with marble materials. Thomson creatively decided to crave elegant blocks of white marble into dresses to create a visual optical illusion for the viewer to enjoy. He designed two cotton summer dresses, one with spaghetti straps and a layered skirt and the other with a button-up style and lace detailing. Thomson's expert carving skills lend themselves well to creating the shadowy folds in the fabric to make these sculptures look deceivingly like real, wearable dresses. Each of the marble dress sculptures hang from a gray coat hanger.