That Costume’s Made Out of What?

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What if I told you this stunning costume gown is made out of paper?

bigger-paper-ball-gown.jpgYeah, that’s what I thought too.

This and many other paper costumes are the work of Isabelle de Borchgrave, of Brussels. She is the designer of textiles, ceramics, porcelain and other products for the home.

Isabelle has expanded her talents into other fields, including interior design and a new line of party paper products now available at Target.

In 1994 Isabelle met a Canadian theatre dress designer. Together they created an astonishing collection of dresses in paper known as “Papiers a la Mode,” covering 300 years of fashion history.

big-elizabethan-dress.jpgFirst shown in France in 1998, this substantial collection has since traveled all over Europe, the United States and Japan and continues to be exhibited throughout the world.

You can actually commission Isabelle to make a party dress for you…but I don’t think you’ll like the price of the paper!


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One Response to That Costume’s Made Out of What?

  1. ELAINE sMITH says:

    WOW WHAT FANTASTIC COSTUMES. I AM A fINE ART FOR DESIGN STUDENT, AND I AM ATTEMPTING PAPER COSTUME AND WIG DESIGN, I AM IN EXPERIMENTAL STAGES AT THE MOMENT. I AM VERY IMPRESSED WITH THESE DRESSES, WOULD LOVE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE DESIGNER AND HOW THEY ARE MADE!

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