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Junk Kouture workshop with Rebecca Devaney (ages 12-18) [VIRTUAL—RSVP REQUIRED]

January 22 @ 19 h 00 min - 20 h 30 min

For ages 12-18


Join us for an interactive workshop Rebecca Devaney of Junk Kouture, and brainstorm ways to turn everyday objects into fashion!


Junk Kouture is a global platform to unleash young people’s creative brilliance. One way is through a fashion competition which challenges the world’s hottest emerging designers and artists to envision, create and model high end couture from everyday junk! During this interactive event, Rebecca will show participants examples of fashion made from 100% recycled materials, and then workshop participants will get help to create their own fashion pieces using recycled materials found at home. Ahead of the workshop, please gather: empty Nespresso capsules (or other coffee capsules) or scraps of wrapping paper, scissors, empty plastic bottles (rinsed), candy wrappers (any type) and a hole-punch, if possible.

About Rebecca: Rebecca worked as an Art and Design teacher in Ireland and then came to Paris in 2017 to follow her dream of studying haute couture embroidery at École Lesage. After graduating she worked as an haute couture embroiderer for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton, adding embroidery and embellishment to gowns seen at the Met Gala Ball, Cannes Film Festival and red carpets around the world. Check out this video to find out more about Junk Kouture, and find out more about a past competition winner here.

This event is free and open to Library members ages 12-18 and will be hosted virtually via Zoom. Advance registration is required (sign-up HERE). Registered participants will be sent a link to join the event via email.

Send an email to Celeste, our Children’s and Teens’ Services Manager, with questions about events and collections for children and teens: celeste@americanlibraryinparis.org.







January 22
19 h 00 min - 20 h 30 min
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