Designer Makes Fairytale Dress From Recycled Children's Books

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Think children's books are only suitable for tots to read (or chew) on? Well, they've finally gone from cute to glam with Boston-based designer Ryan Novelline's gorgeous gown, made entirely from pages taken from discarded children's books. Check out how this fairytale dress was created from start to finish:

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Fittingly enough, the 22,000 square-inch skirt uses illustrations culled from Golden Books' classic line of kids' books and is sewn with gold metallic thread. That's a lot of pages!

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I've always loved the beautiful golden spines on Golden Books and apparently, Novelline feels the same, crafting the bodice completely out of golden book spines.

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Though it isn't something you'd wear on a regular basis, this is still a sweet dress (even getting a nod from fashion bigwig Tommy Hilfiger) and shows that even a mundane item like a book can be re-imagined in a fresh way.