Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Moving On...

to art, fashion and the beautiful paper creations of Isabelle de Borchgrave.

'The story begins in a little house in Sablon'  where Isabelle gave drawing classes to local children and dreamed up her paper costumes.

While keeping her brushes in hand and her paintings in mind, she worked on four big collections, all in paper and trompe l’œil, each of which set the scene for a very different world. “Papiers à la Mode” (Paper in Fashion), the first, takes a fresh look at 300 years of fashion history from Elizabeth I to Coco Chanel.

From the Papiers a la Mode

to The World of Mariano Fortuny

and Haute Couture

Isabelle de Borchgrave has created some of the most breathtaking dresses and costumes ever and moved from that little house to this gorgeous studio.

A few years ago I had the opportunity to see Isabelle's The Splendour of the Medici at the Medici Palace in Florence. Her work was truly beautiful and captivating, almost magical.

Thank you Kelley for reminding me of this wonderful artist.


  1. Oh, my, breathtaking creations and I so love that studio:)

  2. breathtaking artist indeed! unbelievable this is made from paper!
    Also admire Mariano Fortuny, I visited his little museum in venice a few years back!

  3. Thanks for a wonderful post Lois!
    Hard to believe all these creations are made of paper ... Her studio is beyond nice, all that light!

  4. Wonderful and amazing! This artist is a true fairy! Thank you Lois :D

  5. they are stunning, would never think they were made from paper!



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