Closeup of a paper dress by Harry Gordon

Credit: Will Kirk

Fast fashion

You thought today's clothing wasn't made to last? This 1968 paper minidress by Harry Gordon, featuring a poem by American writer Allen Ginsberg, would have been found for sale at bookstores and supermarkets in clear plastic bags, much as you'd find a paper tablecloth. This piece of single-wear clothing is part of the Sheridan Libraries' vast archives, where it fits into curators' collections related to women's fashion, youth culture, and artist books.

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