Sure it’s a gimmick, but these condom dresses are strangely beautiful and say so much about the creativity and imagination of all involved. Bikinis, hats, wedding dresses…who knew rubbers could do so much?
The pictures bouncing around the internet right now are from the 4th China Reproductive Health New Technologies & Products Expo, held in Beijing on July 11, 2007. It was organized by China’s largest condom manufacturer, Guilin Latex Factory, to promote condom use in AIDS prevention. Apparently, this isn’t an annual expo since it skipped last year, but the 5th expo will be on August 5, 2009, and here’s a glimpse of what you might see…
A traditional look. Notice the fan!
Or maybe these are lollipops? The models holding them look ready to nibble:
So slinky! Yellow/red chainmail front, ruffles in the back:
This is some major attitude. Very cheeky:
Peacock masks and condom coats suddenly look so alluring:
A flirty flapper look! Which I could see this in more detail. The condoms look like feathers:
Groovier? What are these? Tiered, ruffled, leg-warmers?:
Check out the hat!:
Oh, wait. Check out THIS hat:
No fashion show would be complete without the bride:
Pretty angelic, no? Just in case you can’t believe these outfits are 100% condom:
The results are simply amazing:
The expo this year will have a tough time topping these looks, but for Chinese designers the challenge is ON. And we can’t wait to see what they come up with.