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Paper 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.

Toilet Paper Bridal Gown Part of Fashion, Pop Art Tradition

Tove Hermanson | Posted 01.07.2013 | Style
Tove Hermanson

The idea of paper dresses went viral when Scott Paper Co. adopted the idea in 1966. To the surprise of many, Scott sold half a million of them in eight months.