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‘Night Of Spectacles’ Transforms Old Glasses Into New Fashion

A model strikes a pose in a dress made from recycled eyeglasses by local designer Tyra Hart.  Hart's dress was part of the Lighthouse Foundation's annual "Night of Spectacles" fashion show.
A model strikes a pose in a dress made from recycled eyeglasses by local designer Tyra Hart. Hart's dress was part of the Lighthouse Foundation's annual "Night of Spectacles" fashion show.
Credit Alison Guillory / WABE

The Georgia Lion’s Lighthouse Foundation’s Alison Kuhlke and Atlanta designer Tyra Hart discuss the foundation’s annual ''Night of Spectacles'' fashion show over the weekend on ''A Closer Look.''

The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation has made a spectacle of fashion, literally.

The non-profit hosted its annual “Night of Spectacles” fashion show fundraiser over the weekend. The event showcased dresses made by local art students from recycled eyeglasses and helped raise money for a good cause. 

The foundation provides vision and hearing care and eyeglasses for more than 6,000 low-income, uninsured and underinsured residents in Georgia.   

The foundation’s Alison Kuhlke and Atlanta clothes designer Tyra Hart discussed the nonprofit’s  fashion show, what it took to design the dresses using old eye wear, and more on ‘’A Closer Look.’’

The Lighthouse Foundation has worked in Georgia for the past 65 years as the only statewide provider of vision and hearing services for underinsured Georgians. The organization helps low-income residents with exams, surgeries, hearing aids and eyeglasses.