MPH Design produced this eye-catching series of paper dresses in 1999 as the new millennium’s version of the iconic 1960s disposable paper dress. Made of durable, non-tear Tyvek fabric, the dresses were printed with bold imagery reflecting an optimistic but uncharted time as the Western world unabashedly plowed forth into the second millennium. The dresses toured the world in the exhibition Rrripp! Paper Fashion and were sold worldwide.

The dresses are in the following museum collections:

• FIDM, Los Angeles
• The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Fashion Resource Center, Chicago
• Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, University of Wisconsin, Madison
• Fashion Institute of Technology, New York



The Barbican: Rrripp!! Paper Fashion

Collectors Weekly 

The Monthly

Modern Love, a preview 

FIT exhibition "Retrospective" 

Oberlin alumni magazine

The inspiration.

“I had saved this image of the Bob Dylan paper dress while studying art in college, and then in the late 90s, while living in NYC, I found an original 1960s Poster Dress for sale by a street vendor for $2. I wore it to the opening of Nan Goldin's "I'll Be Your Mirror" exhibition at the Whitney Museum and got photographed for The New York Times Style section by Bill Cunningham (below). I was inspired to create my own interpretation of this iconic dress for the the new millennium!”