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Paper dress

Paper dress

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, Uk (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Paper, sewn

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs G. W. Jung

  • Museum number:


  • 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. Some, like this plain red example, were produced as free gifts to promote paper products. However, most were prone to tearing and creasing, and the idea never really caught on.

Physical description

Short sleeveless dress in plain red paper with diaper pattern

Place of Origin

Great Britain, Uk (probably, made)


ca. 1967 (made)


unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Paper, sewn

Object history note

Registered File number 1995/284.

Descriptive line

Paper dress, probably made in Britain, ca. 1967.

Exhibition History

Sixties Fashion (V&A 06/06/2006-25/02/2007)





Subjects depicted



Fashion; Women's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection code


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