Wolf Files: You Look Like Garbage

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Interestingly, while Rockwell High School officials hailed her innovative design, they were none too pleased when she dyed her hair shocking pink to match her own prom dress. Nevertheless, classmates voted her "Most Likely to Succeed."

Why didn't she wear her metal outfit to prom? She said, "I was onto something else."

Larry Hagman’s Gem of a Gallstone

If you're looking for the ultimate in recycled fashion, you might turn to actor Larry Hagman, who has one gem of a gallstone.

After having several gallstones removed several years ago along with a liver transplant, TV's J.R. Ewing sent them to New York conceptual artist Barton Benees, who made one stone into a ring.

Now, we don't even have to discard old body parts!

Benes is a master collector of celebrity garbage. He has one of Adolf Hitler's spoons, a throat lozenge that President Clinton spat into an ashtray, and a pencil Geraldo Rivera chewed on. Some of these objects come with documentation, he says, others come from "very reliable sources."

"Garbage is very rich working material for an artist or designer," Benes said.

"You show me what a person throws out and I will tell you about that person," he said. "It only makes sense that our garbage would live on in clothing and jewelry."

Buck Wolf is entertainment producer at The Wolf Files is published Tuesdays. If you want to receive weekly notice when a new column is published, join the e-mail list.