Pulp Fashion: A Glimpse into the History of Paper Dress

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The Textile Arts Council presents Jill D'Alessandro, Curator, The Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textile Arts. In connection with the exhibition Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave, she will take a cross-cultural look at the use of paper as a means of dress. Included in the talk will be the bark cloth traditions of Oceania and Africa, as well as the historical use of paper in the countries of Korea and Japan. Special attention will be given to the paper dress craze of the late 1960s, highlighting several ensembles in the Museums’ collection. The talk will conclude with a brief discussion of Isabelle de Borchgrave’s work, as well as contemporary artists and designers currently employing paper for clothing.

Ticket Information

Free to Textile Arts Council members, $5 for museum members and students with ID, $10 for non-members. No reservations, tickets available at the door.


Contact Information

Trish Daly
tac@famsf.org