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The title of this piece is "Electric Barbarella". My design is inspired by the 1968 movie "Barbarella" starring Jane Fonda. A science fiction movie based on the French comic series of the same name. The title of the bra comes from the song "Electric Barbarella" by Duran Duran. The song is a direct tribute to the movie because that is where the band got their name from. Barbarella is tasked to find the scientist Durand Durand, to stop him from causing destruction with his invention. The band, Duran Duran just dropped the "d" on the end and took that as their name.  I decided to make a blend of two outfits from the movie. Using the colors white, red, and silver from one outfit, and the look of a Paco Rabanne design from the other outfit. I hand cut pieces of faux leather in white, red, silver, and iridescent and connected those pieces with silver jump rings. Used a white, jersey knit as the back drop. 

 

Art Bra Austin is a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas. Artists and designers create/design bras for a professional runway show in which all the models are breast cancer patients and survivors. The bras are auctioned off to raise money for the center, a nonprofit organization that helps local women with breast cancer.

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