Plastics make it possible -- at Fashion Week

high fashion plastic
high fashion plastic

It's easy to point to plastic in your daily life. There's your car's dashboard, your remote control and that container you packed your lunch in. But plastic also plays a big role in your clothes -- and to emphasize that fact, the American Chemistry Council's Plastics Make It Possible campaign wanted to take plastic to Fashion Week. So last fall, they challenged designers to come up with pieces that incorporated plastic.

It might sound like the kind of proposition that would lead to a barrage of garbage-bag dresses and Lego necklaces -- but the entries that came pouring in were of a much more sophisticated ilk.