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Haute Couture Dresses

Prêt-à-Papier or Couture Paper: The Exquisite Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 09.19.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

the Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave has turned her passion for painting toward the recreation of elaborate costumes -- crumpling, pleating, painting and sculpting the surface of ordinary paper -- to achieve the effect of textiles and create the illusion of haute couture.

Extravagant Costumes Of The 'Ballets Russes'

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

The history of fashion adds significance to the story of humanity, revealing ethnic origins, the desire and need for beauty, influences and international relationships.