I shudder to think about how many rolls of toilet paper it would take to create a dress that would fit me. But I'm mollified by the knowledge that it definitely took more than one roll per fancy frock for each of these slender catwalk beauties -- just look at the incredible details on each dress. These are original designs from the Sixth Annual Cashmere Collection: Fashion with Compassion, which hit the runway today in Toronto to put the spotlight on breast cancer awareness. Fifteen Canadian designers, including Greta Constantine, Sunny Fong (winner of "Project Runway Canada"), Paul Hardy, Farley Chatto, Carlie Wong and lingerie designer Patricia Fieldwalker worked haute-couture magic using only bathroom tissue.
The runway show is now up on YouTube, and you can get an up-close view of the 2009 collection's intricate design work when it stops in the display windows of The Bay Toronto and Montreal flagship stores this October. And with each purchase of the limited-edition Pink Cashmere t.p., you'll be contributing 25 cents to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
More info on the designers is accessible via Cashmere.ca and a Facebook White Cashmere Collection fan page. Cashmere bathroom tissue is made in Canada, by the way. And seriously. In the name of fundraising for a breast-cancer cure, if I were skinny I would totally wear any of these pretty toilet-paper dresses.
Image courtesy of the White Cashmere Collection.