MPH Design produced this eye-catching series of paper dresses in 1999 as the millennium's interpretation of the 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.

In 1998, Sarah happened upon an original, unopened 1960s “Poster Dress” on the streets of NYC — for sale by a street vendor for a mere $2.00. She wore it to the opening of Nan Goldin's "I'll Be Your Mirror" exhibition at the Whitney Museum where she won the fashion lottery by getting her picture taken for The New York Times Style section by legendary photographer Bill Cunningham. This solidified her fascination with, and love for, the Paper Dress — and she knew it had to be reinvented.