The photo on the left is one of ten photos I received in an email today.Those photos come from a July 2007 Condom Fashion Show held in Beijing.Rather than display all the photos my friend sent, I will post a link to another blog that has the same 10 photos....and then some.That link is here.
According to the blog,
"Models parade in outfits made of condoms during a fashion show at the 4th China Reproductive Health New Technologies & Products Expo in Beijing July 11, 2007. Condoms of all shapes and sizes were used to make dresses, hats and even lollipops.
Models fought through extravagant soap bubble special effects to show off tight-fitting wedding gowns, scaly-looking evening dresses, outrageous bikinis and other garments made entirely of condoms."
The two photos below are not from the Chinese fashion show, but from the 2006 World AIDS Day in Thailand which had it's own "Condom Chain of Life Festival”; a concept initially developed by UNESCO.
The United Nations Development Programme website reported,
"Beauty queens Miss Thailand, Lalana Kongtoranin and Miss Universe 2005, Natalie Glebova took part in the event, drawing as one could expect, significant media attention. Both Misses acted as “official judges” of a one-of-a kind condom costumes fashion show and later on actively tied condoms alongside AIDS activists, personalities, people living with HIV/AIDS and festival participants; all attempting at the Guinness Book world record of the longest Condom chain."
During the Condom Chain of Life festival, a 2.7 km condom chain was tied. The chain was tied by 1436 participants who tied 24516 condoms together.
Unfortunately for the Thai record holders, the record was beaten in Nov. 2007 in Romania when a 3300 meter condom chain was registered.The final tally read: 1683 volunteers, 180 minutes, 25,773 Love Plus condoms, 3269 meters.
No word on a Romanian condom fashion show.