Saturday, December 8, 2012
More Paper Dresses from Isabelle de Borchgrave
I wanted to share a few more photos the Roommate & I took @ Hillwood House Museum. The Prêt-à-Papier exhibition, by Isabelle de Borchgrave is on view thru December 2012 and I definitely recommend it if you are interested in fashion, designing, textile art, non-traditional art, or tromp l'oeil.
You'll see a man's & woman's traditional costumes from Provence. The woman's shoes were part of this piece. I thought they were fun, but what really impressed me was the lace. It looked real to me! I couldn't touch to make 100% sure, but I believe them that it was really paper.
The man's costume was great, too; I just love the layers of paint built up to resemble fabric. I think it shows really well here on this green jacket.
We got a kick out of this throw, too...which is also paper! But it looked real. I wanted to pick it up & unfold it to see if she'd only painted the parts that show? I also wanted to fold it more neatly. We have plenty of fabrics lying around our house--but we tend to display them differently! Do you see why I began thinking all the fabrics in the house were made of paper?!