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Construction Couture: fashion with a twist (w/video)

Bailee Atchison of Alexandria combined tinfoil, duct tape and wire for her "Tin Woman" look, designed by Danielle Atchison, for the Construction Couture Saturday night. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)2 / 2

Those attending the Vikingland Builders Association's Construction Couture Saturday night at Arrowwood Resort were treated to runway-style fashion with a twist.

The models were wearing construction materials or other unconventional attire.

The third annual event, which also included a silent auction for Douglas County Habitat for Humanity, featured 22 modeling acts who took to the runway wearing duct tape, aluminum screening, sheet-metal squares, shingles and other creative materials. A panel of judges awarded prizes for "most wearable fashion," "crowd pleaser," "material miracles" and "show stopper." There was also a People's Choice award.  

See Wednesday's Echo Press for a follow-up story. 

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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