Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Another one for the collection...

I have a weakness for anything connected with 17th and 18th century fashion, so coming across this title at my local bookshop (my Christmas gifts consisted entirely of book vouchers for some reason?) made me pretty happy.
'Paper Illusions - The art of Isabelle De Borchgrave' is a stunning collection of dresses entirely constructed from paper, featuring hand-painted and stamped patterns, in keeping with the textile designs from the courts of the Medici through to the legendary Fortuny silks of the early 20th century. So beautiful! 
Isabelle De Borchgrave was born and resides in Brussels, where she creates her paintings and design work for an array of mediums, including ceramics for Gien, table top ranges for Caspari and textile design commissions. Visit her website here.

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