Paper Dresses, ca. 1967
A friend of mine was cleaning out an estate, and she had a pile of stuff that she was going to throw in the trash, and asked me if I'd like to come through and pick anything out before she threw it away. And I spotted these paper dresses, and I had never seen a paper dress before, so I grabbed them. I thought they were something special.
Well, you're right, they are paper dresses. They were first started in 1966, and they were popular for a few years. They were throwaway clothing, because you could wear them once or twice and then you just threw them away. They say that you cannot wash them, because that removes the fire retardant on them.
This one is quite fabulous, because it's got that whole '60s op art, wavy, psychedelic look to it. It has an original price on it of six dollars, which was actually quite high for these dresses at that time. And this one is a fabulous color combination, the bright electric blue and the turquoise. There's a wide range of prices on paper dresses. This one, I would say, is probably in the $200, $250 range.
Uh-huh, that's good.
This one is probably $300 to $350 range.
At retail-- it's a retail price in a nice vintage clothing shop.
Wow, that's nice.
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