In my eyes, Rie Hosokai is one of the most patient women to have ever existed. She uses balloons to create the most fantastic gowns, obviously unable to use a needle she twists and weaves the balloon intricately. On average she uses 2000 balloons for one dress!! Have a little crawl on her website (www.riehosokai.com), honestly I am blown away (excuse the pun)by how she can make such amazing dresses with BALLOONS!!
She wanted the balloon dresses to lift the spirits of her Japanese nation as they struggle in the wake of the terrible Earthquake. She said she wanted to remind people of their childhood dreams.
Despite being an amazing creation the dresses aren’t very practical. It takes hours to make one piece and it only lasts 24 hours as the balloons begin to deflate. The dresses range from 2000-4000 US dollars.
If I had that kinda money to burn I would definitely scoop up one of these dresses to make my debut on the red carpet however for now I’ll wait for Gaga to discover them. I can so imagine her wearing one of these!