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Paper Illusions: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave

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Belgian artist, designer, and interior decorator Isabelle de Borchgrave has created exquisite paper dresses evoking high fashions from the courts of the Medici in the Renaissance to the legendary Fortuny silks of the early 20th century. Their historical authenticity, combined with their startling realism, caused an overnight sensation when they were first shown in France ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Harry N. Abrams
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Bronwyn
What a beautiful book!

It is astonishing how the purportedly lowly medium of paper can be transformed into creations this resplendent.

I can think of no greater way to master the art of costume-craft other than to attempt to replicate the patterns yourself in a completely different medium! It must be an amazing exercise in the ephemeral.
Lindi
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It's just all so improbable! Stoeltie does a great job of explaining how and why Isabelle De Borchgrave makes these grand dresses from paper, but of course, the reason you'll want to read this book is for the photographs. They are astonishing! Gorgeous, mouth-watering fashions, all re-created in paper!

An absolutely beautiful book.

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