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"I long ago realized that I could reach far more people by writing something, than by walking down the street with a banner."
- John Brunner

Spray-On Clothing Web  
  A 'web' clothing foundation that can be sprayed on and then molded by a couturier.  

Ladies, why not indulge in a completely unique one-of-a-kind fashion, worn only once, created on the spot?

Andre tapped his chin. "And now, the foundation."

He sprayed her with gray-green web, touched and pulled as the strands set. He adjusted knurled knobs at the ends of a flexible tube, pressed it around her waist, swept it away and it trailed shining black-green silk. He artfully twisted and wound his tube. He put the frame back in the kit, pulled, twisted, pinched while the silk set.

From Abercrombie Station, by Jack Vance.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1952
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See also the spray-on clothing from Return From the Stars (1961) by Stanislaw Lem and the spray-foam blouse from Galactic Pot-Healer (1969) by Philip K. Dick.

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