[WATCH] This West Village 'Garbage Hat Lady' Sells Trash Hats for $450 Each

One man’s trash is this woman’s treasure. West Village artist Debra Rapoport, 73, has a knack for turning garbage into fashion. Her signature hats, made from paper towels, sell for as much as $450. “Recycled materials speak to me. It’s like they say, ‘Give me a second life!’ ” she told The Post. Rapoport’s work, which has appeared in museums around the world, has earned her the nickname “Gifted and Thrifted.”

Check out Debra Rapoport's website to keep up with the quirky fashion designer.

via NYP

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