Ripley’s Trashy Fashion Show: Transforming Everyday Items Into Wearable Art

Ripley’s Trashy Fashion Show
Ripley’s Trashy Fashion Show
Ripley’s Trashy Fashion Show

Calling all fashion designers, students, artists and creatives of all types! The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie has announced that the popular “Ripley’s Trashy Fashion Show” returns in 2019 and the search for contestants is on.

While the world’s top designers showcase their new lines during New York’s famous Fashion Week (September 5 – 13, 2019), budding designers in the Dallas – Ft. Worth area will take the stage displaying their talent by transforming everyday items into wearable art.

Launch in 2018 in Grand Prairie, Texas, the inaugural “Ripley’s Trashy Fashion Show” presented original wearable garments made with newspaper, shower curtains, coffee filters, and even paintbrushes.

Case in point, last year’s winner, Ikkendra Oliobo, created a party dress from silver Diet Pepsi cans, muslin fabric, eyelets, plastic, glue, and shoelaces. First runner-up, Stephanie Salas designed a mermaid-style dress made out of black construction bags detailed with rope, CD/DVD pieces, plastic grocery bags, and bottle caps.

Whether you are established designer or just starting, you are invited to join the 2019 Ripley’s Trashy Fashion Show. Contestants must register by August 30, 2019, and plan to attend a dress rehearsal before hitting the runway on Saturday, September 7.

Registration, contest rules, and more information can be found at


Grand Prize Winner: $1,000
First Runner-Up: $500
Second Runner-Up: $250
All contestants will also receive a Ripley’s swag bag

Deadline to Register: August 30, 2019
Registration Web Site:
Ripley’s Trashy Fashion Show Runway Date: September 7, 2019