A headline grabbing outfit

WHILST many celebs are desperate to steal the headlines, these students are content to wear them.

Kate McGrath

WHILST many celebs are desperate to steal the headlines, these students are content to wear them.

The frock hitting the headlines is made entirely from pages from the East Anglian Daily Times and is the creation of Year 9 pupils Tasmin Norman and Carys Todd from the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook.

It was inspired by famous environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, OBE, and will be starring in a forthcoming fashion show.

Student Carys said: “It is kinda cool.

“We were told to create an outfit using recycled materials and we chose newspapers. We thought we could make the dress with just one story but decided to use the full newspaper.

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“It was made with papier mache and has green netting underneath and a green ribbon.”

Textiles teacher, Debbie Hitchen, said she was very proud of the press dress and the other creations designed by her class.

“The brief issued was to be as outrageous as possible and use recycled charity finds.

“They weren't allowed to use any sewing.”

Other work being displayed in the fashion show includes a riot of silk-painted tops by pupils in Year 8 and fabric skirts inspired by the Japanese fresh fruit fashion cult.

The show will be held on Saturday June 20 at 7.30pm and is open to the public. Tickets cost �6 and include strawberries and champagne. To book contact Debbie Hitchen on 01473 326228.