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Paper dress

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Diane Meyersohn

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

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.

Physical description

Printed paper dress, maxi length, and made from bonded cellulose fibre with a bold design in orange, pink and purple.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1967 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Printed paper

Object history note

Registered File number 1986/2141.

Descriptive line

Printed paper dress, made by Dispo (Meyersohn & Silverstein Ltd), London, 1967.


Paper; Cellulose


Printing; Bonded


Women's clothes; Fashion


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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