The blue Lupines at the bottom of the dress were found growing wild by the side of the highway.
Vancouver-based artist Nicole Dextras creates ephemeral environmental art. Her Weedrobes series features garments made from leaves and flowers.
Dextras created the designs on site at the garden in the days leading up to the gala
Nicole Dextras' Mobile Garden Dress
Nicole Dextras - Nomadik Harvest Dress - July 1 2012 at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection www.mcmichael.com
flower dress by Nicole Dextras
Photographed in historical Shanghai alley in Vancouver with objects associated with good financial fortune such as the money tree (Pachira aquatica). Brilliant work!
Her small bamboo cage houses a Magpie Robin, which is a messenger of good news. Photo by Jordi Sancho.
Nicole Dextras Floral Designs