Katie Scott with her winning dress made of copies of her parents' marriage - and divorce - certificates. Photo by Christina McDonald
Five hundred copies of Katie Scott's parents' marriage
certificate were used to make a wedding dress which Katie
wore on top of another garment - featuring the subsequent
The 16-year-old's outfits, titled Non Paenitenda (no
regrets), won the celebration category of the Art 2 Wear
competition at Saturday night's final, held in Arrowtown's
Athenaeum Hall as part of the Arrowtown Autumn Festival.
Her paper wedding dress and black corset, made from material
with the divorce certificate screen-printed on in white ink,
took ''every night and every morning'' of the past month to
Seeing a relative ''over the moon'' after finalising a
divorce gave Ms Scott, of Mossburn, the idea for her entry
and because her own parents had been through a marriage and
divorce ''I thought I would do something with it''.
''My mum said something good may as well come of it.''