Haute Couture Dresses Made Of Thousands Of Balloons [Pics]

Haute Couture Dresses Made Of Thousands Of Balloons [Pics]
Arts & Culture

Rie Hosokai uses an unlikely material to create her avant garde fashion pieces.

Yi Chen
  • 20 december 2012

Japanese designer Rie Hosokai also considers herself to be a “balloon artist.” Hosokai constructs avant garde dresses by hand using thousands of tiny balloons. The inflated balloons are painstakingly hand-stitched together to create a lightweight, and head-turning fashion piece for her Daisy Balloon collection.

Although material for the frocks is inexpensive, a lot of time and effort goes into each piece. The fragile gowns are biodegradable, and can only be worn for a few hours before they start deflating. If you’re interested in wearing one yourself, each piece carries a hefty price tag ranging from $2,000 to $4,000.


Hosokai has created a few dresses as part of Piece for Peace, a charity art exhibition at the Parco Gallery in Tokyo until 9 January, 2013. Browse through more of Hosokai’s designs below.


Rie Hosokai




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