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March 4 2007

In the Athens Benaki Museum opened an exhibition presented a variety of clothing made of paper.

The exhibition "crunch! - Paper Fashion" presents more than a hundred multicolored robes of paper. The exposition consists mostly of items from private collections, purchased at auctions.

In contemporary culture, paper clothes became widespread during the campaign of the American firm for the production of paper in the 60 years of the last century, and later this idea was developed in the art within the Pop Art.

One of the most famous exhibits is a paper dress, made by Andy Warhol for the singer Nico, soloist group Velvet Underground. The dress, like some other works of Warhol, is a collage of labels from cans of soup brand Campbell. The exhibition provides paper skirt Greek warrior evzona used in theatrical performance at the opening of the 2004 Olympic Games.

The historical part of the exhibition presents Japanese paper kimonos XIX century, which were used for the production of books. Demonstrated and paper clothes European prisoners in Japan during the Second World War. The exhibition presents a paper sweater from Christian Dior and evening dress from John Galliano, made from newspapers and magazines.

The exhibition organized a small workshop for making clothes out of paper, which will acquaint everyone with the technology of such production, reports RIA Novosti .

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