As part of his graduation project at Van Lang University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, titled ‘Breaking The Condom Taboo,’ Tuan created a glowing designer dress [photo left] using 700 condoms.
This was not just an educational exercise. Tuan wanted his prophylactic couture to challenge what he perceived as the critical attitude of the Vietnamese people towards sex and the use of condoms and ultimately to raise public awareness for World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.
“I made this project in the hope of raising the self-consciousness and awareness of Vietnamese people towards protecting their loved ones by avoiding STDs,” Tuan told VietnamNet.vn.
Tuan’s glowing dress is also getting glowing remarks from various fashionistas, such as Los Angeles-based style expert Lindsay Albanese, who has worked with celebs like Paula Abdul, Heather Morris from “Glee” and former “Bachelorette” star Ali Fodotowsky.
“You’d never know it’s made of condoms,” Albanese told HuffPost Weird News. “It was done very tastefully. It looks like it was done by a big-name designer. I am very surprised.”
Even better, she says the dress is designed in a manner that is flattering to a lot of different body types. “However, it does have ruffles and that adds volume to the hips.”
Source: Huffington Post
Fashion blogger Wendy Eustache also gave high marks to the dress.