Paper dresses were actually sold and worn, people looked at different materials to produce even more outrageous (and ever shorter) dresses!! (Unlike today's youth with their
Known as the 'dirty dirty dress' it was made up of photographs of men's bodies which were laminated and then joined together to make the dress. I'm not saying it was the most comfortable thing to wear, as I can imagine it was not, but it would certainly have got you noticed, wouldn't it? LOL
I used chipboard circles in two sizes and covered them with paper, sanded the edges and then inked them. (and that was a labour of love, let me tell you)!! I then sat for an entire day and added the links to each piece and joined them into the dress shape (that was not a labour of love, it was sheer torture and one of the first times I have had to resort to using my reading glasses for close work and you have no idea how many of those little links litter the scrap room floor because they had a life of their own and kept pinging off my desk). I then went on and made her a shoulder bag to match and my 'dedicated follower of fashion' just had to have a copy of the Beatles' LP, didn't she? (Anyone now humming the song by the Kinks? I had it going round in my head for days)!!
This is the back of the dress....
and this is the little Beatles' album, I even made the little white sleeve that protected the LP!! LOL
I would like to think I would have worn a dress like this but the reality is that my Mum wouldn't have let me leave the house! It was bad enough when my best friend, Sherre, gave me my first pair of jeans with the fly zip. Mum was horrified and said I could only wear them indoors!! Anyone reading this who is under 30 is probably scratching their head about now, but really, ladies trousers always zipped at the side on the hip, it was deemed pretty racy to wear them with the zip at the front like men!! Aaah, the memories....
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