Guess what these dresses are made of?


Or, if your preferences fall on the prudish end of the spectrum, you may not want to...

... because these aren't just your average rib-knits -- they're ribbed for your pleasure.

Dress Up Against AIDS:
Condom Couture by Adriana Bertini
December 1, 2006 to March 11, 2007 at the Fowler Museum at UCLA
Dress Up Against AIDS features fourteen magnificent garments designed and produced by Brazilian artist Adriana Bertini, made entirely of condoms rejected by industry quality tests. By appropriating an object of protection and using it to create works of vibrant and original style, color, and texture, Bertini seeks to raise awareness of and inspire the use of condoms, the critical vehicle for preventing AIDS. These colorful, sensual clothes, including ornate evening dresses, vivid skirts and tops, and elegant suits, demystify and destigmatize condoms and "refashion" them as objects associated with pleasure.