First Annual White House Fashion Education Workshop

Installation, East Room

Fall 2014



To support the first annual White House Fashion Education Workshop, 16 Parsons designers worked to create an engaging installation using only discarded books. Through articulated cuts, folds, bends, laser cuts and a little sewing, we transformed 600 books into napkin rings, center pieces and a 20' wide backdrop for the the First Lady, Michelle Obama.



For press and further information:

Architectural Digest

CBS News

The New School / SCE Blog




Photography credits: Martin Seck and courtesy of Parsons