Julia Fox is taking her love of autumn to a whole new level.
The Uncut Gems star, 32, known for her unconventional sense of style, took to the streets of New York to find the materials for her latest getup: a bikini dress constructed out of leaves that had fallen from the trees in her local park.
“THE FALL 2022 DRESS. Made from leaves and resin,” the model and actress captioned her video on Instagram, which showed the outfit’s process from start to finish. “Thank u @emmafujiko for helping me bring my vision to life.”
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In the video, Fox shared how she came up with the idea for the resin bikini dress.
“Hey, guys. So I’m obsessed with leaves, and I go to the park every day, and I’ve been seeing the leaves change and I just got really inspired,” said Fox, who can be seen climbing over a railing in the park to gather a variety of leaves. “And then I called my BFF Emma, who is a resin artist and a resin master, and we cleaned off the leaves, and we started mixing the resin together, and we were going to freeze these leaves in time.”
Together, Fox and her friend painted the leaves in resin “really quickly before it oxidizes,” and hung them to dry on a makeshift rack constructed out of poster board until they finished drying.
“The leaves are so pretty. Leaves are so important. They just rake them up and blow them away but it’s really tree food and bug food,” Fox added.
Later, she went more in-depth into the construction of the outfit, which included matching accessories.
“We made these little earrings. That’s the mulberry leaf. It’s like the staple of New York,” said Fox. “And here I’m making a little boob cup. I just used the hot glue gun to glue it all together. And there that’s going to go over my boob. Love it.”
The pieces were hooked together with a chain to create the top, which Fox said she hopes is more “like body jewelry than like, clothing, you know what I mean?” The completed look featured the leaves almost hanging off her body, which was part of Fox’s goal to make it look leave lives were falling, “since it is the Fall 2022 dress.”
Ultimately, Fox said she’s “kind of obsessed” with her creation.
“I don’t know if it’s really wearable, because my booty was all out in it, but I’m obsessed with it. And it was really a labor of love. I’m kind of obsessed with it. Anything can be clothes, ladies! And now that we’re entering— we are in dark times, we all need to learn how to be crafty,” she concluded with a giggle.
The actress is known for taking a less-traditional approach to fashion. Back in May, she was spotted at a Hollywood grocery store sporting an oversized denim blazer, matching knee-grazing boots, and a bikini brief set.
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“My vibe is just preparing for the apocalypse rn,” she captioned the casual shots, which showed her loading groceries into her car.