Paper fashions created by students and faculty in LIM College’s Visual Merchandising Department are now on display as part of the Mattatuck Museum’s “Chrome & Couture – Say ‘Yes’ To The Paper Dress” show.

The exhibit, which opened October 1 and will be in place until the beginning of 2012, features nine paper dresses by LIM College students that were originally created for the 2011 National Stationery Show’s “Paper Runway” competition this spring, including the winning design, “Feather Fantasy,” by Alexis Michaelides and Margaret Carroll. Each of the paper dresses is paired with a vintage or exceptional custom motorcycle.

“We were very excited to add the paper fashions of the very talented Visual Merchandising students of LIM College to Chrome & Couture,” explained Sydney Voghel Ochs of the Mattatuck Museum. “When we saw the dresses at the National Stationery Show, we knew we wanted them as part of this exhibition, which is one of our edgiest. Their level of creative sophistication is a credit to LIM College and the quality of the visual merchandising program and the students in it.”

Marjorie Lee Woo, Associate Chair of LIM College’s Visual Merchandising Department, worked with the students and supervised the installation of their creations. A milliner, Woo also created paper headpieces to accompany the dresses in the show.

Works by LIM College students Jordan McGovern, Gina Mercatili, Lisa Michaelides, Sara Bautista, Connor DeGuehery and Edin Giron, as well as Professors Grailing King and Katerina Lanfranco, are also included in the display.