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Paper skirt

Paper skirt

  • 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') and printed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Diane Meyersohn

  • Museum number:

    T.180&A-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 and skirts 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. This printed design was based on an Art Nouveau textile in the V&A collections.

Physical description

Skirt of bonded cellulose fibre with a 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') and printed

Object history note

Registered File number 1986/2141.

Descriptive line

Skirt of bonded cellulose fibre with a belt, made by Dispo (Meyersohn & Silverstein Ltd), London, 1967.

Materials

Cellulose

Techniques

Sewing; Printing; Bonded

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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