The @bypoststreet paper dress.

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The by post street DRAWN TOGETHER launch event on April 14, 2013 featured two of my paper dresses:

Photo by Sairah Rodgers

Photo by Sairah Rodgers

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Anna T Fabulous, Viranly, Josh Langston- The Social Life trio!

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Wear and tear at the end of the event!

Wear and tear at the end of the event!

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This dress was displayed only and will be available for purchase soon!

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THE INSPIRATION:

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My nephew, Henrik, and friend, Darcy, unwrap the package!

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STAY TUNED FOR MORE PAPER DRESSES!  

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PAY ME N PEONIES:

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I’m obsessed with the paper dress and very excited about this purchase!  It’s a classic!!!

‘Paper clothing may have seemed like a space age idea at the time, after all, the 1960s weren’t about the past, they were about the future, and what else was the space generation going to wear in lunar cities? Disposable paper clothing of course! Disposable and easily alterable, paper dresses became canvasses of Op Art and Super-graphics or psychedelic paisley and flower power prints. And in the days before T-shirt art, the paper dress was the fashion billboard. Advertising products or political candidates, the paper dress was the perfect medium for the message. However, there had been an established use of paper for making fashions dating back centuries before the self-consciously modern 1960s came along. Ready to Tear is a fascinating foray into a fantastic fad. From its origins to its popular and revolutionary use and quick demise in the 1960s, the paper dress evoked so much media attention at the height of its popularity that few thought it would ever go away.’ 48 pages, sumptuously illustrated, By Jonathan Walford, Published by Kickshaw Productions, May 2007

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Jonathan Walford works as a fashion historian – including authoring books on the history of fashion (Seductive Shoe, 2007; Ready to Tear 2007; Forties Fashion 2008; Shoes A-Z; Designers, Brands, Manufacturers and Retailers, 2010), as well as curating exhibitions on fashion history for various museums. He has founded the Fashion History Museum with his partner Kenn Norman and they are currently looking for a location for the museum collection of over 10,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has also dabbled in buying and selling vintage and antique clothing since the late 1970s.

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Purchased from KICKSHAW ON ETSY

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4 thoughts on “The @bypoststreet paper dress.

  1. Pingback: Check out what attendees did to the portraits at DRAWN TOGETHER @bypoststreet LAUNCH EVENT @1181Lounge | Katarina Thorsen Art Blog

  2. Have you thought of using tyvek instead of paper? Or do you actually enjoy the fact that they rip in the end?

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