Designers take carpeting to haute couture

Erin Ponting models a dress made out of beige carpeting. (Photo by Anna Lewis)

Erin Ponting models a dress made out of beige carpeting. (Photo by Anna Lewis)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Project Runway isn’t the only place where weird design challenges crop up.

Santa Fe-based Creative Interiors Inc. was given a brain-teaser recently at the Couture 2014 event in Scottsdale, Ariz., sponsored by the Southwest Chapter of the International Interior Design Association: Make a fancy dress out of beige carpet.

It’s hard to envision the fabric’s life as carpeting, but the dress the designers produced won them “Best Haute Couture” for their effort over about two dozen other design teams.

The finished product is on display at Creative Interiors, 1030 Agua Fria St.

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