I hadn't been looking at them, but I did now. They were composed of oddly familiar pieces of ivory.
"Finest specimens of human molars," he informed me.
Meyer Wolfsheim, in the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
And this, I've made from the finest specimen of human hair.
Inspiration can come from many places; in this case it was in the form of a weave. The entire piece looked so beautiful and bizarrely elegant hanging from the chandelier that I wondered why designers haven't explored this medium more thoroughly. I realize it's remotely disgusting, but really, is it?
Above photograph: Daniel Lehenbauer, modeling by Henrietta at Next Model Management, Hair & Makeup by Alice Malone. Hair dress and collar, headpiece (IN)DECOROUS TASTE.