Art students at MacArthur Middle School were dressed fabulously "trashy" Thursday morning in eco-friendly fashions they designed themselves.
A recyclable art fashion show was put on by sixth- through eighth-graders under the direction of art teacher Deborah McNally during the morning assembly.
Students turned the MMS stage into a catwalk, complete with strobes and a slideshow of landfills, to the music of "We Are the World," by 1980s supergroup USA For Africa.
The students created about 20 different outfits that incorporated all sorts of "trash," ranging from soda can tabs and candy wrappers to old curtains, newspapers and bits of plastic bottles. Old T-shirts and prom dresses were also integral parts of the designs.
McNally said her students started working on the project a little over four weeks ago. They were required to learn about the history of fashion and the elements of design. The budding fashion moguls will also have to write about the experience.