Beyond floral prints: Dresses in ND exhibit alive

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Native New Yorker Stevie Famulari has brought a bit of Central Park to North Dakota.

The 40-year-old Famulari, a North Dakota State University landscape architect professor who moved to Fargo five years ago, has created five park-inspired dresses out of living plants that grow, flower and reseed themselves. Each dress contains more than 5,000 living blossoms.

Famulari's work is entitled "The Green Line Project: Garden Parties." She created an opera gown, an asymmetrical gown, a lawn coat, a wedding gown and a lace gown. The collection is on display at Fargo's Plains Arts Museum.

The park-turned-dress idea was formed about three years ago when Famulari wondered how renowned landscapes, such as Central Park or Versailles, would look on dresses.

She modeled one herself and declared the wearable bearable.

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