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Glossy Glam

Local fashion designer and tailor Isaac Spry turns the pages of JEZEBEL’s February issue into a runway-ready gown.  

Shot on location at the High Museum of Art | Model: Annie Shu, Factor Models 


Any fan of Project Runway knows the show’s infamous unconventional-materials challenges often push the designers to produce their most creative work. Similarly, when Randi Layne of Catwalk Productions approached local fashion designer and tailor Isaac Spry—who has worked on Atlanta film sets ranging from The Walking Dead to Devious Maids—and challenged him to make a gown using only recycled materials for an eco-friendly runway show, Spry rose to the occasion. “When I heard JEZEBEL was a sponsor [of the event], I immediately had a vision to create a dress out of paper,” he says. Using pages from the February 2017 issue (he went through 16 copies!) and window screening to craft the headpiece and bow belt, Spry transformed our beloved publication into a piece of wearable art over the course of several weeks. “Being that February is the month of love, I felt it necessary to create a gown with a sweetheart bodice,” he says, adding that “the headpiece is embellished with butterflies created by using a die punch on the magazines’ cover pages.” Spry’s favorite thing about his magazine masterpiece? “The unity and rhythm seen in the skirt,” he shares. “I love the way it moves.” @isaacspry