USA Today

Airports cater to art lovers with intriguing installations

By Harriet Baskas
April 12, 2011

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At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, you’ll soon find an exhibit of couture fashions made entirely from trash by Nancy Judd of Recycle Runway.

Included among the 18 pieces is an outfit commissioned by Delta Air Lines that Judd has dubbed “Environmental Steward-ess.” The vintage-style flight attendant uniform, which includes a hat and purse, is made from worn-out leather seat covers from Delta planes. The purse, made by Tierra Ideas, has a liner made from recycled wool curtains. The best part: The cape, which was inspired by Wonder Woman’s invisible plane from early comic book days, is made from outdated seatback safety cards, discarded pretzel bags, old plane tickets and past issues of Sky Magazine.

Find it: The Recycle Runway exhibit opens April 18th and continues until April 2012 in nine cases on Atlanta International Airport’s Concourse E. A video about Recycle Runway will also run on the airport’s CNN channel at each gate.