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1. Museum Bellerive
2. Paper clothes
3. Pop art on paper clothes
4. Pap(i)er fashion
This attractive museum belongs to the Museum of Design (previous tip) and is used for exhibitions of handicrafts and applied arts. The house was built as a private residence for a wealthy textile manufacturer in 1931.
When I was there in 2010 they were showing an exhibition called "Pap(i)er Fashion", documenting a trend from the 1960s and 70s which I must admit I had completely forgotten about, if I ever noticed it in the first place. Designers at that time evidently started making disposable clothes out of paper or paper-like materials.
While admitting that "this trend continued only for a few years", the museum text said that paper clothes "helped the fashion industry to create clever, disposable clothes for the fashion-conscious."
Politicians also used these paper clothes for campaign photos and slogans. You could get a dress or shirt reading "Nixon for President", for example.
Address: Höschgasse 3
Directions: Tram stop "Höschgasse", Tram No. 2, 4, Bus No. 33 or fifteen minutes walk from Bellevue.
Phone: +41 (0)43 446 44 69
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