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que l’on ne peut pas porter…

(ravishing things that one can’t wear…)

Le Divan Fumior Bohemien

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Dress and paper shoes of Danish artist

Violise Lunn.

Sheer lightness and utter fragility combined with

experimental reflection about what these objects

represent, amounts to such almost untouchable

objects, that they have instantly become collectors item…

Silk evening dress

House of Worth, Paris

c. 1898

Isabelle de Borchgrave

replica done in paper…


Paper Illusions

The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave

She is especially known for her clothes and costumes

cut from and modeled in her inimitable way from paper…

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In 1994 Isabelle met Rita Brown, a Canadian theatre dress

designer. Together they conceived and produced an astonishing

collection of dresses in paper known as “Papiers a la Mode”

which covers 300 years of the history of fashion.

This substantial collection was first shown in France in 1998

and has since travelled all over Europe, the United States

and Japan and continues to be exhibited throughout the world.

Marie Antoinette paper

Marie Antoinette dress…

Paper vests

Gentlemen’s 18th century embroidered redingoats …

Paper art book


Paper shoes

Isabelle de Borchgrave shoes and Fortuny book…



Paperart flower girl shoe 024-1

Flower girl shoe

via FrenchBlue

Paper Fleur and Velvet Necklace
Paper Fleur and Velvet necklace
both available at Etsy

Chateau Sonoma hat

Queen of Hearts Hat

Chateau Sonoma