Once upon a time,
a designer named Ryan Novelline took several boxes of discarded Golden Books for children, and transformed them into a Cinderella-worthy gown. The skirt contains twenty two thousand square inches of illustrated pages, and the bodice was fashioned from the golden metallic spines that give the books their name.
Was there Fairy Godfather magic at work? You be the judge: the entire process is captured here in a photo essay.
According to Novelline's website, he is "a Boston based alchemist who spends his free time in search of the extraordinary."
I think he found it.