Bizarre Bras

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World of WearableArt

One of the most successful cultural events in New Zealand is the World of WearableArt, an annual competition and award show that explores the intersection of fashion and art. This unique annual event, which draws an audience to Wellington of over 50,000 people, is the biggest of its kind in the world and is supported with entries from a huge range of international designers and artists.

One of the favourite and most enduring categories in the show is the Bizarre Bra, in which designers are free to create bras from a breathtaking range of material and styles. This book, Bizarre Bras, collects together the most creative, outrageous and compelling examples of Bizarre Bras over recent years. Here you will find bras made out of dead hedgehog skins, old telephones and wire, human hair, chrome teapots, imitation pistols, a typewriter, and countless different kinds of fabrics and materials.

This is a wonderfully creative, quirky and unique book, that will delight anyone with an interest in fashion and design. 


Proceeds from the sale of this book will support the Breast Cancer Cure Research Trust.


Find out about Te Papa's Exhibition The WOW Factor: 25 years in the making here

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable Street Wellington, 6011 New Zealand +64 4 381 7013