Young Girl's Party Dress

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Young girl's party dress of yellow heavy crepe paper over white cotton(?). “Paper dress” is knee-length, sleeveless, with rounded neckline and wide straps. A-line under-layer of white cotton is overlaid by 7 wide horizontal tiers of yellow heavy crepe paper “petals”. Center-back opening with single tiny circular white button at neckline. No labels visible in garment.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1918/1927.

Context

This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Texas Fashion Collection and was provided by UNT College of Visual Arts + Design to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 165 times . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: Young Girl's Party Dress
  • Added Title: Paper Dress

Description

Young girl's party dress of yellow heavy crepe paper over white cotton(?). “Paper dress” is knee-length, sleeveless, with rounded neckline and wide straps. A-line under-layer of white cotton is overlaid by 7 wide horizontal tiers of yellow heavy crepe paper “petals”. Center-back opening with single tiny circular white button at neckline.

No labels visible in garment.

Notes

Although “Paper dresses” are most frequently thought of in relation to 1960s and early 1970 disposable clothing, they were used in earlier eras. Dresses like this are frequently mentioned in late 1910s and early 1920s newspapers, worn for parties or as costumes for performances. During that era, the “Paper Dress Review” was a popular performance.

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Texas Fashion Collection

The UNT Texas Fashion Collection is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion, and serves as an educational and inspirational resource for students, researchers, and the general public. This vital resource is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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  • 1918/1927

Start & End Dates

  • 1918 - 1927

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Dec. 21, 2015, 10:25 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Dec. 22, 2015, 6:14 a.m.

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Young Girl's Party Dress, physical object, 1918/1927; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795300/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.