1968 1st Edition Harry Gordon Cat Dress

Very rare, 1st Edition London Series Poster Dress "Cat" was designed by Harry Gordon in 1968. This is the cat and is extremely graphic and dramatic on both the front and back. Made of screen-printed tissue, wood pulp and rayon mesh these were all the rage. Most did not survive as they were meant to be worn and disposed of. At the time of their release the manufacturer stated "Toughness is woven into the non-woven fabric for long, l-o-n-g wear, and should you tire (which is doubtful), just cut open all the seams and hang it on your wall as a poster, or cover pillows."

Suitable for the collector and would be a stunning mid-century work of art if framed. There are five in total and this for me is the best print of the five! Examples of these are found in museums world-wide. An iconic and rare piece of fashion history!

Original packaging. One small loose spot along a seam (I can repair prior to sending if requested to do so) two small marks from storage. No attempt to remove these have been made and they may come out if treated by a professional - in theory these were billed as being washable but this is sold as found. Otherwise excellent.

NOTE the photos make it appear yellowish along one side - it is not! The flat pics of the back and front off the mannequin are the true color

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS (0-4)

Item# D433

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival

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