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Ready to Tear: A History of Paper Fashion

Start Date 2001
End Date 2008
Venue Musee de Marcil
Location Montreal, Canada
Paper-like mannequins displays dresses from the 1960s.

Ready to Tear/Pret a Papier, a bilingual exhibition about the history of the use of paper in fashion launched in Montreal at Musee de Marcil. Disposable paper dresses were a mad fad in the mid 1960s and it seemed like a great idea for the space age, after all, who is going to do laundry in space? However, the history of paper fashions goes back much further.

Image courtesy of the Fashion History Museum, Montreal, Canada.