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1960's Mod Paisley Paper Dress
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1960's iconic mod paper dress. Allover pastel mod paisley print. Sleeveless with an A-line cut
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1960s American Mini Dresses

London Series Poster 1st Edition "Rose" Paper Dress by Harry Gordon, 1968
By Harry Gordon
Located in Los Angeles, CA
, features an image of a rose on a paper dress comprised of screen-printed tisse, wool pup and rayon mesh
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1960s American Aesthetic Day Dresses

Mars of Asheville N.C. Paper Dress - USA Circa 1965
By Mars of Asheville
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1965 United States Mini-dress in non-woven "paper" type printed with patterns of yellow
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1960s American Mini Dresses

London Series Poster 1st Edition "Eye" Paper Dress by Harry Gordon, 1968
By Harry Gordon
Located in Boca Raton, FL
In the wake of pop-art during the 1960s, items such as “paper” dresses became all the rage. With a
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1960s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

New Sealed Scott Paper Caper Black and White Op Art Paper Dress – S, 1966
Located in Tucson, AZ
The dress that started it all, this Scott Paper Company shift was an advertising gimmick used to
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1960s American Casual Dresses

Mod Retro Flower Print Paper Shift Dress c 1960s
Located in University City, MO
Mod retro flower print "paper" a-line shift dress c 1960s The whimsical avant-garde paper dresses
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1960s American Shift Dresses

1960s Black and White Paper Shift Dress Psychedelic Zebra Print Mod Vintage 60s
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic black and white psychedelic zebra animal print mod paper shift dress ! Simply slips over the
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1960s American Cocktail Dresses

1970s Vintage Paper Thin Sheer Metallic Flecked Silk Dress
By The Silk Farm, Icinoo
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning 1970s vintage dress in gorgeous paper thin silk. The fabric is flecked with metallic
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1970s North Korean Day Dresses

1970s Vintage Paper Thin Sheer Metallic Flecked Silk Dress
By Neiman Marcus, The Silk Farm by Icinoo
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning 1970s vintage dress in gorgeous paper thin silk. The fabric is flecked with metallic
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1970s American Day Dresses

Lanvin Alber Elbaz Face Print Dress x Paper Fan
By Lanvin Paris
Located in New York, NY
Lanvin dress and fan with Alber Elbaz face print Dress is good condition with some marks on the
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

1970 Vintage Paper Thin Indian Print Silk Dress + Sash by The Silk Farm
By The Silk Farm, Icinoo
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning vintage 1970s sheer India print paper thin silk dress by The Silk Farm. Unlined with
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1970s American Day Dresses

The Silk Farm by Icinoo 1970s Vintage Paper Thin Metallic Flecked Paisley Dress
By The Silk Farm, Icinoo
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning metallic flecked paper thin silk dress with a paisley print by The Silk Farm by Icinoo
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1970s North Korean Day Dresses

1970s Paper Thin Blue Silk Vintage Dress with Billowy Batwing Sleeves
By The Silk Farm by Icinoo
Located in Sparks, NV
Delicate paper thin silk dress in shimmery blue with a cherry blossom floral print, huge billowy
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1970s American Day Dresses

Norma Kamali Vintage Light Beige Black Paper-cutting Printed Dress
By Norma Kamali
Located in Berlin, DE
Norma Kamali vintage shirt dress in light beige and black contrasted. Black all over abstract
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1990s American Casual Dresses

Ossie Clark moss crepe and satin full length evening dress, circa 1970s
By Ossie Clark for Radley, Ossie Clark
Located in London, GB
straight into fabric without even consulting a paper pattern. Clark was obsessed with historical dress
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1970s British Maxi Dress

1970s Vintage Metallic Paper Thin Indian Print Silk Dress with Batwing Sleeves
By The Silk Farm, Icinoo
Located in Sparks, NV
Gorgeous paper thin metallic printed silk dress with batwing sleeves by The Silk Farm. Unlined with
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1970s American Caftans

Gianni Versace Leather Fringe Lace up Dress
By Gianni Versace
Located in Water Mill, NY
An extraordinary and collectible supple black leather dress from Gianni Versace. This has all of
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1990s Italian Day Dresses

Galanos Vintage Black Wool Dress, Circa 1960's
By Galanos
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a vintage black dress by Galanos, from the 1960's. The dress has 3/4" gathered sleeves, a
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1960s Day Dresses

Celine Sheer Silk Orchid Flower Dress in Fuchsia Pink
By Celine
Located in Sparks, NV
Incredible paper thin silk dress by Celine! Gorgeous orchid flower design in shades of fuchsia and
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2010s French Day Dresses

1950s Silk Pale Green Abstract Novelty Patterned Dress
Located in London, GB
This pretty 1950s silk green patterned dress features an unusual kaleidoscope design in a variety
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1950s French Day Dresses

Fendi 365 Black and White Checked Day Dress with hidden skirt, 1980's
By Fendi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a black and white checked day dress by Fendi 365, from the 1980's. The dress signature
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1980s Italian Day Dresses

1976 ROBERTA DI CAMERINO "Hippie" Green Jersey Trompe l'Oeil Print Maxi Dress
By Giuliana Camerino, Roberta Di Camerino
Located in Munich, DE
This fabulous Roberta di Camerino maxi dress termed "Hippie" on the still present original paper
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1970s Italian Day Dresses

Lanvin Black and Hot Pink Sleeveless Mini Dress with Pleated Skirt, 2007
By Lanvin Paris
Located in Studio City, CA
2007 Lanvin black silk, viscose and paper blend mini dress with pleating at the waistline and skirt
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Early 2000s French Day Dresses

90s Jean Paul Gaultier Black Mesh Sun Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in San Francisco, CA
90s Jean Paul Gaultier black mesh tiered dress. Thin elastic band under bust. Fabric is stretchy
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1990s French Day Dresses

Roberta di Camerino Lobster Red Trompe l'Oeil Vintage Jersey Dress, 1970s
By Roberta Di Camerino, Giuliana Coen Camerino
Located in Munich, DE
This pink and lobster-red belted polyester knit dress comes directly from the Roberta di Camerino
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1970s Italian Day Dresses

1970s ROBERTA DI CAMERINO "Dream" Orange Yellow Trompe l'Oeil Print Maxi Dress
By Giuliana Camerino, Roberta Di Camerino
Located in Munich, DE
This fabulous notice-me Roberta di Camerino maxi dress termed "Dream" on the still present original
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1970s Italian Day Dresses

Vicky Tiel Black Strapless Cocktail Dress, Circa 1980
By Vicky Tiel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a sexy black strapless cocktail dress by Vicky Tiel, from the 1980's. It has a detailed
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Azzedine Alaia cotton coat dress with César Baldaccini print, ss 1985
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
▪ Azzedine Alaia multicoloured cotton coat dress ▪ Wide short sleeves ▪ Button-up front ▪
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1980s French Day Dresses

Emilio Pucci Cashmere Jersey Charcoal, Purple, Blue Sweater & dress 1970s
By Emilio Pucci
Located in Los Angeles, CA
sleeves. Dress has a nylon side zipping tank with an attached straight skirt of same cashmere blend jersey
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1970s Italian Day Dresses

COURREGES white & neon yellow cotton PINAFORE TWEED MINI Dress 38 S
By Courrèges
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Courreges textured pinafore dress in white and neon yellow cotton (32%), paper (32
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2010s Casual Dresses

CHANEL multicoloured cotton blend Short Sleeve 2019 Shift Dress 38 S
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Chanel 2019 short sleeve shift dress in white, coral, yellow and blue polyamide (41
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21st Century and Contemporary Shift Dresses

F/W 1998 Vintage Dolce and Gabbana Chinoiserie Lantern Print Pin-Up Satin Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Philadelphia, PA
chinoiserie pattern comprised of red paper lanterns, lemons, and fans. A stunning and rare dress with a bright
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1990s Italian Cocktail Dresses

Victor Costa navy jersey draped top & paper taffeta applique full skirt 1980s
By Victor Costa
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Victor Costa navy jersey draped top & paper taffeta applique full skirt 1980s...Navy blue jersey
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1980s American Cocktail Dresses

1970s Roberta di Camerino "Zig Zag" Trompe l'Oeil Red Green Blue Wool Maxi Dress
By Roberta Di Camerino, Giuliana Coen Camerino
Located in Munich, DE
This fabulous characteristic Roberta di Camerino maxi dress termed "ZIG ZAG PANNELLO" on the still
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1970s Italian Day Dresses

Renato Balestra elegant Gray Sequined Vintage Evening Dress
By Renato Balestra
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant, phenomenal, refined and fine evening dress from the famous Italian fashion house Renato
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1980s Italian Evening Dresses

Paco Rabanne Gold Chainmail Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Brossard, QC
Size 36 measures approx. 30" bust, 36" waist Comes with no paper tags and labels
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21st Century and Contemporary French Cocktail Dresses

Badgley Mischka Beige Sleeveless Dress with Sequins Size 2
By Badgley Mischka
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is an exceptionally designed dress by Badgley Mischka. The antique coloring is complimented by
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21st Century and Contemporary American Evening Gowns

Vintage 1960s Silk Chiffon Cocktail Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Luxurious paper thin printed silk chiffon in shades of umber, rust and mustard. We love the wiggle
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1960s American Cocktail Dresses

1970s Werle Beverly Hills Vintage Black Sheer Silk + Lace Dress
By Daniel Werle
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning vintage Werle dress in paper thin silk with full blouson sleeves and lace trim. This dress
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1970s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Vintage Couture Silk Satin + Creamy Silk Chiffon Formal Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning couture formal dress in the most gorgeous silk chiffon we have ever seen. The silk is
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1950s American Evening Gowns

2pc Black Sequin Gown with Silk Slip Dress, Circa 1940
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mason The Paper Bag Princess, Inc.
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1940s Evening Gowns

Moschino Rare Teddy Valley of the Dolls - Runway Dress
By Moschino Couture
Located in Iba, PH
Moschino RTW Spring 2017, Valley of the Dolls. One of Jeremy Scott's collection of life-size paper
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Aesthetic Evening Dresses

ELIZABETH MASON COUTURE Pink Metallic Lace Cocktail Dress Size 2 Made to Order
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
wrap. Such a fabulous and chic design The cocktail dress shown is a US size 2 and is available for
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20th Century American Evening Gowns

Norma Kamali 1980's Silk Dress with Corset Bodice
By Norma Kamali
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a wonderful Norma Kamali Dress. It is made from an ivory colored silk with back waist
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1980s American Formal Gowns

Ceil Chapman Floral Brocade Cocktail Dress, Circa 1950
By Ceil Chapman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a vintage silver and gold multi-colored metallic floral print cocktail dress by Ceil
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Elizabeth Mason Couture Silk Bow Cocktail Dress Size 2 (or made to measure)
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fashioned from the finest black silk doupioni and accented with silk charmeuse, the cocktail dress
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21st Century and Contemporary American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Cocktail dress with plastic square cabochon and beads embroidery Bottega Veneta
By Bottega Veneta
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Sleveless cocktail dress with PVC square cabochons and long beads embroideries. Black silk chiffon
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2010s Italian Cocktail Dresses

Victor Costa Black and Pink Silk Cocktail Dress, Circa 1980s
By Victor Costa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is black silk cocktail dress with a hot pink underlay by Victor Costa, from the 1980's. The
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1980s American Cocktail Dresses

Elizabeth Mason Couture Silk Beaded Cocktail Dress Size 2 (or made to measure)
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fashioned from the finest black Silk Doupioni, this exquisite cocktail dress features a heavily
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21st Century and Contemporary American Evening Dresses

Ceil Chapman Vintage Cocktail Dress, Circa 1960s
By Ceil Chapman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a vintage light pink rose strapless cocktail dress by Ceil Chapman from the 1960's. The
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1960s American Cocktail Dresses

Geoffrey Beene Black Silk and Lace Cocktail Dress with Sash Belt Circa 1990
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a gorgeous black silk cocktail dress by Geoffrey Beene, from 1990. It has white lace detail
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1990s American Cocktail Dresses

Elizabeth Mason Couture Silk Cage Cocktail Dress Size 2 (or made to measure)
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fashioned from the finest black Silk Dupioni, this exquisite cocktail dress features a gorgeous
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21st Century and Contemporary American Cocktail Dresses

Elizabeth Mason Couture Silk Bow Cocktail Dress Size 2 (or made to measure)
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fashioned from the finest black Silk Dupioni, this exquisite cocktail dress features a gorgeous
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21st Century and Contemporary American Cocktail Dresses

Futuristic 1970's Geoffrey Beene Red & Black Cocktail Dress
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in Atlanta, GA
paper and feels like something used in a galaxy far far away. It all comes together with Mr. Beene's
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1970s American Cocktail Dresses

Elizabeth Mason Couture Silk & Lace Cocktail Dress size 2 (or made to measure)
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This dress is composed of the fine doupioni silk and French lace. There is a center back zipper
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21st Century and Contemporary American Cocktail Dresses

1960’s Opalescent Paisley Peacock Metallic Brocade Dress & Jacket Set
Located in Greenport, NY
Iconic 1960’s Jackie-O style metallic brocade mock-neck A-line dress with matching three-quarter
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1960s American Shift Cocktail Dresses

ELIZABETH MASON COUTURE Custom 'Maggie' Silk Cocktail Dress Made to Order
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This ELIZABETH MASON COUTURE dress is fashioned from the finest silk. This exquisite design is
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21st Century and Contemporary American Cocktail Dresses

ELIZABETH MASON COUTURE Silk Plunging neckline Cocktail Dress Made to Order
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Paper Bag Princess Boutique and on 1stdibs. You may purchase this sample piece or place your
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21st Century and Contemporary American Cocktail Dresses

Elizabeth Mason Couture Silk Gown with Bow Size 2 (or made to measure)
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
neckline and a wonderful hem with a flare. The cocktail dress shown is a US size 2 and is available for
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21st Century and Contemporary American Evening Dresses

Issey Miyake yellow draped, pleated and knotted parachute ensemble, fw 1986
By Issey Miyake
Located in London, GB
and lightweight, with a texture like a piece of paper. Blouse with ruched double layered sleeves
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1980s Japanese Evening Dresses and Gowns

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Paper Dresses For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our collection of paper dresses. Many people prefer Brown paper dresses, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Gray, Blue and more options on these pages. Finding the perfect accessories for you may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions of these were made as early as the 20th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. Paper dresses such as these have likely been a part of the legacy of many fashion designers, but those produced by Harry Gordon, The Silk Farm and Icinoo are consistently popular. There aren’t many items for unisex if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for men and women.

How Much are Paper Dresses?

Prices for paper dresses can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $100 and can go as high as $5,800, while these items, on average, fetch $675.

Finding the Right Clothing for You

From museum-worthy vintage Oscar de la Renta evening dresses and jackets to audacious T-shirts and trousers from provocative punk designer Vivienne Westwood, one thing is abundantly clear: If the clothing available on 1stDibs could talk, it would certainly make a statement. 

For fashion lovers, the 1990s have become associated with styles adopted by today’s supermodels and influencers — think Galliano and Cavalli — but maybe ‘80s accessories are among your (guilty?) pleasures. Playful, boldly colored coats and outerwear from Moschino and other titans of the era can take a simpler ensemble to the next level, while chic and practical suits from the likes of Christian Dior and Chanel remain classic for haute couture advocates and beyond. By exploring the vast array of vintage collections on these pages, you can transform your closet into a retreat that is as retro as it is royal. 

Velvet cocktail dresses and silk evening gowns designed by French-born American couturiere Pauline Trigère — who dressed Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor — have proven timeless since their mid-century debut, while an overcoat by Alexander McQueen is the perfect finishing touch. In fact, an emerald one stays in rotation for Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.

Those seeking modern high-fashion brands are also in luck. Turn your day-to-day into a runway with selections from Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent and Versace or complete that fresh look with stunning footwear classics from the likes of Gucci and Christian Louboutin. The future — and glamorous past — of fashion is yours for the wearing. 

Build your collection of covetable and iconic vintage garments by shopping on 1stDibs. No matter where you roam, our diverse apparel and accessories will keep you covered in the hottest styles and comfiest black hoodie imaginable.

Questions About Paper Dresses
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