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September 12, 2012

Isabelle de Borchgrave’s Paper Dress Exhibition

Filed under: paper crafts, paper engineering — Tags: , , , — popularkinetics @ 1:05 am

Isabelle de Borchgrave paper dressIsabelle de Borchgrave paper dress detail

Hillwood Museum and Gardens, the former home of the General Foods Corporation heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, is currently showing an exhibition of paperworks by Isabelle de Borchgrave inspired by historic costumes and dresses.  Trims, ribbons, buttons and even the lace on each outfit are all fashioned from various papers, painted in a trompe-l’oeil fashion to imitate the textiles of the period. Several of the dresses are displayed within the furnished rooms of the Hillwood Mansion, while others are shown in a more contemporary gallery setting within the Adirondack Building on the grounds. Definitely worth a visit when in the Washington, DC, area, the exhibition continues through December 30, 2012.

Hillwood Museum, Mansion Library

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