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2012 line debuts in ‘Recycle Runway’
By Amy Schneider

The Airport Art Program has added a new display case, filled with three new eco-trash fashions, to the “Recycle Runway” collection on Concourse E.

Designer Nancy Judd’s exhibit of wearable pieces made from discarded and reclaimed materials debuted last April with 18 pieces in nine display cases on Concourse E.

“We’re pleased to expand this exhibit, which explores an engaging subject — the creativity of resourcefulness — through the lens of fashion design,” said Katherine Dirga, Airport Art Program manager.

In January, three new dresses were added, housed in a display case near the Martin Luther King Jr. exhibit at the top of the escalators on Concourse E.

Two of the dresses are black and yellow; a long evening gown is made of recycled crime-scene tape, while a shorter party dress is made of caution tape.

The third is a floor-length, crimson flamenco dress that is made of parachute material and painted pieces of cereal boxes. As part of a series of public workshops, 5,000 people wrote eco-pledges on the cereal-box scraps, in which they described what they would do to help the environment. Judd used these to create the ruffles that cover the train of the dress.

As with the other pieces in the “Recycle Runway” exhibit, these dresses have caught the attention of travelers and passers-by, who have snapped pictures of the gowns and even posted some of their photos on Twitter and personal blogs.

“I have been overwhelmed by the response to this exhibition,” Judd said. “Hundreds of people have contacted me — from teenagers to long-lost friends to organizations that want to commission new works. … It is an honor to be part of Hartsfield-Jackson’s impressive and renowned Airport Art Program.”

The entire collection of “Recycle Runway” clothing will be on display through May.

This flamenco-style dress is made of parachute material and pieces of cardboard from cereal boxes.

This flamenco-style dress is made of parachute material and pieces of cardboard from cereal boxes.

This crime-scene-stealer is among the new additions to the “Recycle Runway” collection on Concourse E.

This crime-scene-stealer is among the new additions to the “Recycle Runway” collection on Concourse E.

The popular “Recycle Runway” exhibit recently gained three new dresses, including this party dress made of caution tape.

The popular “Recycle Runway” exhibit recently gained three new dresses, including this party dress made of caution tape.


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