Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave’s exquisite costumes, made entirely out of paper, are on display at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor.
Marquand Books is proud to have produced the accompanying exhibition catalogue for the show, distributed by DelMonico Books/Prestel:
The exhibition catalogue explores the exquisite paper costumes of the Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave. Author Jill D’Alessandro contextualizes de Borchgrave’s work against the rich tapestry of art and couture history, examining how the artist brings long-lost fashions to life through an intricate process of tailoring, crumpling, braiding, pleating and painting paper. Luxurious reproductions of de Borchgrave’s astonishing trompe-l’oeil effects offer an intimate encounter with the work, from the austere white dresses and Papiers à la Mode to the lavish Fortuny and Medici collections.
Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave is on view through June 5, 2011. Click here for complete exhibition info.