These Elaborate Ball Gowns Were Inspired By Cancer Cells
A professor at the University of British Columbia designed a collection of evening gowns inspired by microscopic photos of the disease.
Jacqueline Firkins, an assistant professor in the Theatre and Film department of the University of British Columbia, recently designed ten very unusual evening dresses.
“It really started from the idea of trying to figure out how to use my craft as an artist in conjunction with somebody way outside of my field," Firkins said on the project's website.
While the pink ribbon and related merchandising are the most frequent representation of the disease, many women who have battled cancer feel a disconnect with that imagery, Firkins said.
So she and colleague Professor Christian C.G. Naus teamed up to create a wearable project that was more connected to the disease itself.