For centuries, paper has been used by many cultures for fashion items. This phenomenon, in spite of its long history as a rule only known to an expert public, is now presented to a broader public by an exhibition on Paper Fashion at Museum Bellerive in Zurich, in co-operation with the ATOPOS Cultural Organization, Athens.Based on the unique ATOPOS Collection of clothes from the 1960s, the exhibition shows the use of paper and paper-type materials in the past but also by current fashions. Today, the ATOPOS Cultural Organization owns the worldwide largest collection, counting more than 400 paper clothes from the 1960s as well as countless paper objects from the most diverse cultures and times. The present exhibition will show an important part of this collection. Paper clothes and accessories disappeared from the textile industry after the 60s for some decades. Today, paper again plays an important role in fashion. Designers are experimen­ting with this easy-to-shape and versatile material. Paper Fashion shows a fascinating facet of this age-old material by presenting rare Japanese and Chinese clothes, a variety of disposable clothes form the 1960s, and creations by more than 40 contemporary designers and fashion creators such as A F Vandenvorst, Walter van Beirendonck, Dirk van Saene, Ida Gut, Jum Nakao, and Issey Miyake.