Holey crow! Gigi, these outfits are incredible. And yes, they do look like they'd be awful to wear. But, I'd do it for that much money, wouldn't you?
Back in "the day", when mini dresses were in and paper dresses were in the news, I got the bright idea to make a dress out of the left-over wall paper from my bedroom. (The beginning of my frugal recycling ways!) Blue stripes with big white daisies. Yes, it was the late 60s. Extra points for all you who guessed correctly.
The wall paper was a little stiff, in that it was one of the textured kind and really thick. This did not deter me in the least. And after an evening hunched over my trusty Singer, I produced one swell-looking mini dress. Getting it on and off was a bit tricky, it did not bend. I had to have someone stand on a chair and slide it down over my up-stretched arms, then hop off the chair and pull it down into place. This was back when girls still wore slips, so that helped it to slide down easier.
However, once I had it on, I had to be prepared to stand at attention all day, or for as long as I could bear wearing it. Not able to bend, there was no sitting down, bending over, or twisting too far around in either direction. And it was scratchy around the arms and neck.
But the neatest thing about it was if I stood up against my bedroom wall and lined up the stripes just right, I could make my body disappear. Nothing but my arms, legs and head sticking out of the wall. Ah, good times. Wish I had saved it. Or at least taken a picture. But I didn't. What a shame.
Thanks Gigi, for the memories.