Pratt + Paper & Ralph Pucci

A competition and exhibition of paper designs by fashion design, fine arts, industrial design, and interior design students from Pratt's School of Art and Design at Ralph Pucci International/Gallery Nine Showroom.  The piece, entitled "The Modern Ruff" is a new take on the traditional Elizabethan ruff, worn high around the neck.  Thousands of rolled paper quills created from hand-torn strips of papers in a variety of lengths were aggregated in undulating volumes to create a full-body wrapping garment.  Dramatic yet simple and refined, the piece won 3rd place in the competition and was optioned for Beyonce to wear to the 2015 Grammy Awards.