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1960s Paper Dress with Rocket Motif

Description

Paper dress from London Paper Dresses Ltd. It is a blend of 75% rayon and 25% nylon. The rocket on the dress is a Mercury Atlas Rocket. These were the first manned American space flights. There is a Velcro closure on the left shoulder. Shoes - HCT. 1986.1.128ab

Source

HCT.1985.0.4

Date

1968

Provenance

This dress was one in a series of five designed by artist Harry Gordon for London Paper Dresses Ltd. The five poster dress designs included the 'Mystic Eye Dress', 'Giant Rocket Dress', 'Rose Dress', 'Pussy Cat Dress' and 'Hand Dress'. They were released in 1968.

Design Elements

A-Line Dress, Trapeze Silhouette

Fiber/Fabric Information

fiber content=Nylon, Rayon

Decade

1960-1969

Color

Black, Gray, Off-white

Files

1985.0.4 F.jpg
1985.0.4 FL.jpg
1985.0.4 L.jpg
1985.0.4 BL.jpg
1985.0.4 B.jpg
1985.0.4 BR.jpg
1985.0.4 R.jpg
1985.0.4 FR.jpg
1985.0.4 Front Detail.jpg
1985.0.4 Side Detail.jpg
tag.JPG
warning label.JPG
velcro clasp.JPG
clasp side 1.JPG
clasp side 2.JPG
Paper Dress Package.jpg
poster dress ad 2.jpg
poster dress ad.jpg
mercury atlas rocket.jpg

Collection

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Citation

“1960s Paper Dress with Rocket Motif,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed November 22, 2017, http://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/2101.

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