The paper dress captured the vibrant, youthful, optimistic and consumerist zeitgeistof 1960s America so precisely that the fashion press speculated about paper garments taking over the entire clothes market. The dresses were whimsical, often featuring eye-catching pop art-like patterns, shapes for the customer to crayon in or advertisements (such as the "Souper Dress" featuring Andy Warhol's "Campbell's Soup Cans"). And they were just one of many newly disposable items – like cutlery, plates, pens, lighters and razors – embraced by consumers; the "Paper Caper" sales pitch ran: "Won't last forever…who cares? Wear it for kicks—then give it the air."
This paper dress is in fair used vintage condition with some wear on the left shoulder but otherwise generally complete with no major tears or worn spots.
Size is listed as 11 and would fit a 6-12 depending on if it were worn with a belt. You can also have this framed and keep it on the wall as a permanent reminder of a past fast fashion trend!
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