£10,000 dress made from 1,200 biro pens

Last Updated: Apr 05, 2011, 10:43 AM IST

London: A UK designer who has created an incredible dress from a staggering 1,200 biro pens has said that the garment would be perfect for eccentric pop star Lady Gaga.

It took 640 hours to sew all the Bic pens onto the extraordinary garment, which is also covered in 2,000 crystals and is worth around 10,000 pounds.

The dress weighs 8lbs - just over half a stone - but, according to designer Annette Carey, it`s completely wearable.

“I wanted to create something incredible from the pens,” the Daily Mail quoted Carey, as saying.

“I took an everyday iconic object that everyone has probably used at least once and turned it in to something extremely beautiful.

“It is designed to be worn and it would be perfect for someone who has a bit of a wild, edgier side.

“I was thrilled to work with BIC in creating this anniversary dress,” she added.

The main body of the dress is made of 100 per cent silk and tulle netting.

The fiddly, dressmaking process took up to 13 hours a day.

The dress went on display at the Inkspiration: Story of BIC Cristal exhibition at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, West London.

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