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Papiers à la Mode

The Exquisite Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave


Photograph courtesy of Isabelle de Borchgrave

Photograph courtesy of Isabelle de Borchgrave

Photograph courtesy of Isabelle de Borchgrave

A previous exhibition
at The Baker Museum

September 21, 2013 — January 12, 2014


Featuring over 60 period costumes, kimonos, kaftans and other objects intricately crafted out of paper by Belgian artist and sculptor Isabelle de Borchgrave. A painter by training and by passion, the artist turned her talent for trompe l’oeil to paper sculptures, crumpling, pleating, braiding and painting the surface of simple rag paper to achieve the effect of textiles and create the illusion of haute couture. With fashion historian Rita Brown, she created Papiers à la Mode, a collection of costumes in paper and paint that offers a fresh look at fashion history from Elizabeth I to Coco Chanel.

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Generously underwritten by Johnsonville (Ralph and Shelly Stayer).

Photograph courtesy of Isabelle de Borchgrave

Photograph courtesy of Isabelle de Borchgrave

Photograph courtesy of Isabelle de Borchgrave

Photograph courtesy of Isabelle de Borchgrave

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