Greek artist, Nikos Floros, a costume designer based in New York, has been making sweet, stylish music from aluminum cans. Inspired by famous operas, Floros cut and shredded 20,000 cans to create a set of gowns on display during the “Opera Sculptured Costumes” exhibition. The exhibition is part of a fundraiser for a new opera house in Athens.
At left, women look at the “Tosca” costume, which is made from cans, during an exhibition by artist Nikos Floros in Athens, Oct. 8, 2007
In addition to gowns Floros’ sculptures included a pair of pumps made from cans
This “Tosca” costume by Floros was inspired by the opera of the same name by Giacomo Puccini
Some of the gowns reflect the ballroom-style gowns in the famous opera “La Traviata”