Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Condom Dresses Don’t Rubber The Wrong Way

CHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One artist in Chicago is all about couture – condom couture that is.

That’s the word from Adriana Bertini who creates artistic dresses out of rejected rubbers and plans on exhibiting 14 of her original condom dresses at Chicago’s Art Curtain Gallery tomorrow (Nov. 16).

Says Bertini: “The dresses are made out of colorful condoms, all of which are expired or didn’t pass a quality control test. None of them are used because that wouldn’t be right.”

Bertini has been making the rubber coverups for more than 10 years and speculates she’s made about 150 condom dresses in her lifetime.

Explains Bertini: “The dresses have taken me anywhere from 150 to 500 hours to make and they require 5,000 to 80,000 condoms per piece.”

While the dresses are stylish and fit to be worn, Bertini insists they are solely pieces of display art and not meant for anything else.

She adds, “I’ve never considered them as anything but art, but I imagine they wouldn’t be too comfortable.”

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