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Say it with flowers: This free Vancouver event will celebrate fierce, famous females in floral form

Art made up of mannequins covered in real flowers will honour queens, artists, and activists
Flowers depicting famous females. From left to right: Rihanna, Sophie Scholl, Oprah Winfrey and Izumo no Okuni.

An international series of floral events celebrating influential women will be popping up in Vancouver this summer.

Visitors to the city core will be able to catch a number of pieces featuring mannequins covered in flowers in the fashion of each of the famous women. The series means queens, artists and activists will be installed around the city in gowns, dresses and other costumes made of brightly coloured petals.

The event series, titled FEMMES, is being organized by Vancouver's Fleur de Villes. In a press release they say the series is dedicated to "culturally, politically, and historically significant women." Along with the petal-bedecked mannequin, there will be QR codes linking to bios on each of the women. 

Each city will have a different series of women; the first in the series has launched in Miami with depictions of Audrey Hepburn, Cleopatra and Frida Kahlo, among others.

Who will be in the Vancouver event has yet to be announced, though in a press release announcing the series event organizers note west coast Canadian artist Emily Carr will be depicted at some point.

Vancouver is the sixth date in the series, with the plant-based artwork on display from June 3 to 12 (Toronto and Montreal are just before). Specific locations of pieces haven't been announced, although it will take place in downtown Vancouver. Along with the flowery art a series of events will be coming as well, though specifics haven't been released yet.

"We felt that this was the ideal time to launch Fleurs de Villes FEMMES as people are starved for in-real-life, tactile and inspirational experiences," says Fleur de Vile co-founder Tina Barkley in a press release.