The man introduced irilly underwear to the hallowed lawns of Wimbledon, designer Teddy Tinling, has introduced another revolutionary idea...
The man introduced irilly underwear to the hallowed lawns of Wimbledon, designer Teddy Tinling, has introduced another revolutionary idea...PAPER tennis dresses.
Made of a "paper-plus" fabric, and costing fifteen shillings, the beautiful dress can be worn once and thrown away. Very comfortable to wear, the dress is water-repellant, flame-resistant, oil-resistant, and keeps its appearance for one match no matter how hectic.
For the time being there is only one style in this "paper-plus" fabric (made by a secret paper process with a nylon scrim interlining) the brief, button through Princess line. Dresses are trimmed with lemon, lilac, or sunshine orange colours, with buttons dyed to match.
After watching pretty Ilse Buding, West German international tennis star, play a strenuous match while wearing a paper dress, Mr. Tinling said; "While at the moment my paper dress is a gimmick, I see no reason why it should not be worn at Wimbledon this year."
Another invention of this ingenious designer, is the Velcro fastener. No buttons, hooks or zips. Just press the edges together and they will hold fast. A quick release is obtained by merely 'ripping' the garment apart from top or bottom of the join.