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Paper dress by Scott Paper Co. "Paper Caper" from 1966 rare & famous op art disposable fashion red paisley design - collectible

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Paper dress by Scott Paper Co. called “Paper Caper” from 1966, rare & famous op art "disposable" fashion. This rare red bandanna paisley version was pictured in Life Magazine in Nov. 25, 1966, and is on display in various museums and galleries in the USA. Here's your chance to own a piece of fashion history!

In 1966 a series of disposable dresses by Scott Paper Co. of Phila, were made of wet-strength paper reinforced with nylon called Dura-weve, and were offered to the public as a marketing stunt. Disposable fashion quickly became very popular and 500,000 dresses were mass-produced by Scott in Op Art patterns and sold in major department stores. Other companies marketed their own versions, but the fashion craze fizzled out by 1968.

For more historical information on this dress visit the Wisconsin Historical Society at https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS2643.
For more information on paper clothing in general visit wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_clothing.


The LABEL reads:
"Paper-Caper by Scott
Important: Your Paper Caper is fire resistant,
but washing, dry cleaning or soaking will make
the fabric dangerously flammable when dry."

It is not sized, but was meant to be one-size-fits-most. Please refer to measurements below for proper fit.
MEASUREMENTS:
Outside shoulder to outside shoulder across front - 16" (40.6 cm)
Chest circumference at underarm - 42" (106.7 cm)
Hip circumference - 47" (119.4 cm)
Front length - 36" (91.4 cm)

The dress is A-line shaped, with princess seams in the front and no seams on the sides or back. There is one patch pocket on the right side at hip level. The length can be shortened by trimming with scizzors.

This dress has very likely never been worn, and is in very good vintage condition, with only some tiny tears at the hemline which can easily be trimmed away. I do not believe it has been washed, as it has good body and feels like it has retained its fire resistance.

This highly collectible vintage dress is perfect for museum exhibition, for use as 1960s costuming, or for adding to your vintage collection.

Free domestic shipping includes insurance.

To see more vintage clothing visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/MamasAtticVintage?section_id=11186320.

To see more vintage collectibles visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/MamasAtticVintage?section_id=11339215.

To see more interesting vintage items visit www.etsy.com/shop/mamasatticvintage.
Paper dress by Scott Paper Co. called “Paper Caper” from 1966, rare & famous op art "disposable" fashion. This rare red bandanna paisley version was pictured in Life Magazine in Nov. 25, 1966, and is on display in various museums and galleries in the USA. Here's your chance to own a piece of fashion history!

In 1966 a series of disposable dresses by Scott Paper Co. of Phila, were made of wet-strength paper reinforced with nylon called Dura-weve, and were offered to the public as a marketing stunt. Disposable fashion quickly became very popular and 500,000 dresses were mass-produced by Scott in Op Art patterns and sold in major department stores. Other companies marketed their own versions, but the fashion craze fizzled out by 1968.

For more historical information on this dress visit the Wisconsin Historical Society at https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS2643.
For more information on paper clothing in general visit wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_clothing.


The LABEL reads:
"Paper-Caper by Scott
Important: Your Paper Caper is fire resistant,
but washing, dry cleaning or soaking will make
the fabric dangerously flammable when dry."

It is not sized, but was meant to be one-size-fits-most. Please refer to measurements below for proper fit.
MEASUREMENTS:
Outside shoulder to outside shoulder across front - 16" (40.6 cm)
Chest circumference at underarm - 42" (106.7 cm)
Hip circumference - 47" (119.4 cm)
Front length - 36" (91.4 cm)

The dress is A-line shaped, with princess seams in the front and no seams on the sides or back. There is one patch pocket on the right side at hip level. The length can be shortened by trimming with scizzors.

This dress has very likely never been worn, and is in very good vintage condition, with only some tiny tears at the hemline which can easily be trimmed away. I do not believe it has been washed, as it has good body and feels like it has retained its fire resistance.

This highly collectible vintage dress is perfect for museum exhibition, for use as 1960s costuming, or for adding to your vintage collection.

Free domestic shipping includes insurance.

To see more vintage clothing visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/MamasAtticVintage?section_id=11186320.

To see more vintage collectibles visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/MamasAtticVintage?section_id=11339215.

To see more interesting vintage items visit www.etsy.com/shop/mamasatticvintage.

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DOMESTIC ORDERS: usually ship USPS First Class Mail, Priority Mail, or Parcel with delivery confirmation (tracking number). Items over $50. will be covered by insurance. Shipping rates are based on estimated cost of furthest shipping distance. If the actual shipping cost is $2.00 or more less than quoted you will be issued a refund for the difference. Customers are given the best shipping rate available.

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Items designated as PICK UP ONLY cannot be shipped. If it is specified that the item be picked up locally we will not be able to ship it elsewhere.

We use clean recycled packing, bubble wrap and boxes to pack and ship whenever possible, but no packaging that has ever contained food. Items are stored in a smoke-free, pet-free location. We respect the planet as well as our customers.
Orders are shipped out within 1 - 3 business days (non-holiday) unless otherwise stated in item description. All items are well-packed to prevent damage.

DOMESTIC ORDERS: usually ship USPS First Class Mail, Priority Mail, or Parcel with delivery confirmation (tracking number). Items over $50. will be covered by insurance. Shipping rates are based on estimated cost of furthest shipping distance. If the actual shipping cost is $2.00 or more less than quoted you will be issued a refund for the difference. Customers are given the best shipping rate available.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Items mailed internationally are shipped USPS International which does not always include a tracking number at this time. If you don't see a shipping rate or would like an upgraded delivery with tracking please contact us first for a quote.

ALL BUYERS: If you need a shipping upgrade or insurance and you don't see that choice in your cart. please let us know and we will calculate it for you before you purchase.

Items designated as PICK UP ONLY cannot be shipped. If it is specified that the item be picked up locally we will not be able to ship it elsewhere.

We use clean recycled packing, bubble wrap and boxes to pack and ship whenever possible, but no packaging that has ever contained food. Items are stored in a smoke-free, pet-free location. We respect the planet as well as our customers.

Paper dress by Scott Paper Co. "Paper Caper" from 1966 rare & famous op art disposable fashion red paisley design - collectible

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  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Material: Dura weve paper
  • Feedback: 73 reviews
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