Sarah Caplan produced this eye-catching series of paper dresses in 1999 as the millennium's answer to the 1960s disposable paper dress. Sold in stores worldwide and accepted into several museum and private collections, the dresses toured the world in the exhibition

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 bought an original paper dress from a street vendor for $2. She wore it to the opening of Nan Goldin's "I'll Be Your Mirror" exhibition at the Whitney Museum where she was photographed for The New York Times Style section by legendary late photographer Bill Cunningham.