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Blood Countess Art Dress Recycled Leather Gloves

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This is a dress inspired by Andre Codrescu’s novel called The Blood Countess. It is based on a historical figure, a 16th century Hungarian countess, Erzabet of Bathory, who had the nasty habit of torturing and killing young women. She allegedly bathed in their blood in order to preserve her own youthful appearance. The gloves represent the skin of her victims. She is estimated to have killed over 600 girls.

I spent months collecting used white leather gloves, then deconstructing them by carefully ripping the seams. I then sewed them together to form the gown, and lined it with scarlet dupioni silk. The gown is laced through grommets in the front, so the measurements are variable.

This is a one-of-a-kind creation and has been shown in art galleries and museums. You can see more of my work at www.rachelwright.net.

I am offering free shipping on the art dresses.


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I am confident that you will be pleased with your purchase. Should the need arise for a return, we will work together to ensure your satisfaction. I will accept returns within 30 days of the sale for a full refund, minus the shipping cost.

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Domestic shipping: I use USPS First Class Mail, but if you need the item sooner, please contact me & we will work it out.
International Shipping: I use USPS by First Class Mail International to Canada & anywhere else in the world. If you wish to upgrade shipping, let me know & we will work it out.

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I love a challenge! If you have a garment you want embellished, or a certain color or size, let's work together on it. I also love to "Frankenstein" two garments into one.

I share my home with 7 cats. (You read that correctly: seven!) I make every attempt to keep the garments away from the little darlings, and when I package my goods. I use a sticky roller to remove all the fur I can. However, if you have a cat allergy, let me know & I can arrange to have your garment washed & packaged in a cat-free environment. (Fortunately, Mom lives real close!)

Blood Countess Art Dress Recycled Leather Gloves

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  • Materials: recycled, leather, gloves, thread, dupioni, silk, time
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