VOODOU CREATE UNIQUE HAIR DRESS WITH THE HELP OF LEGENDARY CITY DESIGNER
Leading Liverpool hair salon Voodou has teamed up with legendary designer Thelma Madine to make a dress completely made out of hair.
The creation, which was the brain child of stylist Ryan Edwards, took a staggering 300 hours to make and now has a price tag of more than £50,000. It took the handy work of eight members of staff from Nico’s dress designers, famous for their role on Channel 4’s Big Fat Gipsy Wedding, to make and contains 250 metres of hair, plus tens of thousands of individual hair wefts and different pieces of hair, as well as 1500 crystals and 12 underskirts.
The dress was showcased at this weekend’s Alternative Miss Liverpool pageant in Liverpool, where it was crowned the winner at the annual event, by star of stage and screen, Fenella Fielding.
Ryan said: “It’s something that we’ve been thinking about designing for a while as it’s just so different. I approached Thelma and her team to see if they would be up for doing it and they totally loved the idea. It took a team of about eight people just over 12 days to make and as you can see, we used a lot of hair!”
The dress itself weighs approximately 15 stone and is a size 6. The team at Voodou now hope that they can get stars such as Lady Gaga to wear it in future or for it to go on display at one of the city’s renowned art galleries.
Ryan added: “This was a chance for us to show our creatively and originality and it’s a fantastic feeling to see the finished product. It’s fair to say we’ll probably not see another dress like it for a very long time.”
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