My AP art project was a wedding dress made of all my papers I had saved in my efforts to be what everyone expected. It was an adolescent commentary on American ideals, expectations, culture and an unrealistic striving for "perfection". It was made to fit "perfect" body measurements of 36" x 24" x 36".
At 17, I laid out over a hundred "artifacts" on the art school tables and sewed them together with yarn and other string. I embellished the gown with play money, formed into flowers, and down the dress from the top to bottom. The influence of money on our ideals moved from grown-up down to child. I started with pieces from my youngest years on the bottom and finished at the bust with things representing future, grown-up ideals. It had an backwards American flag and an XS sticker on the chest. The American ideal was backwards in my opinion at the time.
Here I am adjusting it for the photos.