“Fashioning Cancer”: I didn’t know how not to share this . . .


A collection of ball gowns from the “Fashioning Cancer” collection at the University of British Columbia
Photo by Tim Matheson

For an unusual look at cancer from the outside in, see this strangely fascinating story and slideshow about the “Fashioning Cancer” project at the University of British Columbia:

UBC Media Release, March 12, 2014: “‘Fashioning cancer’ project reclaims beauty from disease.”

CNN Health, “Fashioning Cancer”: “A University of British Columbia professor designed and created 10 dresses inspired by microscopic lab photos of cancer cells and other body systems for a project called “Fashioning Cancer: The Correlation between Destruction and Beauty.” Designer Jacqueline Firkins, an assistant professor in the university’s Department of Theatre and Film, says she hopes this merger of fashion with science will help create a platform where people feel comfortable discussing “a disease we are all one step removed from.”


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