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paper dress 1989.184

Object Name: paper dress

Role in production: retailer
Date: 1968-1969

Accession Number: 1989.184
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • paper
  • printed

White paper, printed with psychedelic swirls in lime green. A-line sleeveless mini dress with centre front and centre back seams and sweetheart neckline; neckline and armholes bound in white tape, unfinished hem.
Paper label inside back "Marcus Boutique by Mornessa / made of DURA-WEVE / reinforced paper. Regd. Trademark / of Scott Paper Company
Dress was sold through a mail order business called "Sidelines", run by a Mr & Mrs Everett, 10 Libotus Road, Cheltenham from November 1968-February 1970.
The wholesale price was probably about £2 per 6 dozen (knickers were £1-0-6 but they were only sold for a short while until the local police declared them a fire risk).


Type: Length (centre back)
Height: 84 cm