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Mini-skirt and belt

Mini-skirt and belt

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meyersohn, Diane (designer)
    Silverstein, Joanne
    Dispo (Meyersohn & Silverstein Ltd) (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bonded cellulose fibre ('Bondina') printed and rope

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Diane Meyersohn

  • Museum number:

    T.175 to B-1986

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Paper dresses were a brief but spectacular 1960s sensation. They were cheap and disposable, and the simple 2-D shape was ideal for the bold graphic prints that were so fashionable.

Dispo's paper dresses were actually made out of a bonded cellulose fibre and could be washed. A Which magazine consumer trial found that they could be worn at least six times, while other brands would not survive beyond two or three. The design on this skirt was inspired by shapes seen in Ancient Egyptian writing.

Physical description

Mini-skirt and tie of cellulose fibre and rope belt.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1967 (made)

Artist/maker

Meyersohn, Diane (designer)
Silverstein, Joanne
Dispo (Meyersohn & Silverstein Ltd) (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Bonded cellulose fibre ('Bondina') printed and rope

Dimensions

Length: 522 mm, Width: 750 mm, Length: 1585, Width: 188 mm

Object history note

Registered File number 1986/2141.

Descriptive line

Mini-skirt and tie of cellulose fibre and rope belt, made by Dispo (Meyersohn & Silverstein Ltd), London, 1967.

Materials

Cellulose; Rope

Techniques

Sewing; Printing; Bonded

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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