This is the only time I wish I could be in Antwerp Belgium to view the PAPER FASHION exhibition at the Mode Museum. This is an excerpt from the description of the exhibit:
Paper has been used in fashion in various cultures and historical periods, but it is still a little known and little studied phenomenon. With the exhibition, PAPER FASHION, the Fashion Museum, in collaboration with Atopos Cultural Organisation, reveals this exceptional niche in the history of fashion. Beginning with a unique collection of 1960s paper dresses from the Atopos collection, PAPER FASHION focuses on the use of paper and related materials in modern and contemporary fashion.
PAPER FASHION brings together the most remarkable of these creations. In addition to the historic objects, the exhibition includes designs by Hussein Chalayan, A.F. Vandevorst, John Galliano, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Van Saene, Issey Miyake and many more.
The exhibition runs till August 16 in Antwerp, but in case you miss it, catch it next at London’s Design Museum in winter 2009.