Saturday, September 09, 2006

Paper Dresses

Yes really.

I'm researching costume for The Merry Wives of Windsor, which I want dressed in a cross-over between English fashions of the late 1600s and the 1950s (1590s meets 1950s). This is not as nuts as it sounds.

No really!

And surely not as nuts as paper dresses? It seems that Scott Paper (now Kimberly Clark) came up with the idea as a sales giggle gimmick in 1966, and the crowd went wild!

Here we have their charming little Op Art number, 'The Paper Caper'. "created to make you the conversation piece at parties. Smashingly different at dances or perfectly packaged at picnics. Wear it anytime...anywhere. Won't last forever...who cares? Wear it for kicks -- then give it the air."

Interested? Get a pattern here.

And how about a matching mother and daughter set? Ladies, you'll look gorgeous!

And Gentlemen, with a little ingenuity you too could have that perfect garment for Bolognese Night, practising your chopstick technique, or the Satwa Sommeliers' initiation soirée.

So, hardly crazy at all really. Not really.


elle said...

Ahh a disposable wardrobe, one way to get rid of that ironing pile!

nzm said...

Aahh - if only they were edible too!


MamaDuck said...

elle: ain't it just!
nzm: say what?!!!!!!

Mme Cyn said...

You'll laugh, MamaDuck, but I had one. I must have been about 5 and my aunt bought it for me. Orange and pink, I think it was. You'd have loved it!