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 Examples from the upcoming exhibition of Papiers a la Mode featuring costumes from various periods made from paper by artist Isabelle de Borchgrave.

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Examples from the upcoming exhibition of Papiers a la Mode featuring costumes from various periods made from paper by artist Isabelle de Borchgrave.

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 Examples from the upcoming exhibition of Papiers a la Mode featuring costumes from various periods made from paper by artist Isabelle de Borchgrave.
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Art handler Chris Smith hangs a paper dress for the exhibition “Papiers a la Mode” Wednesday morning at the Baker Museum at Artis—Naples. The exhibit features costumes from various periods made from paper by artist Isabelle de Borchgrave.
  • SCOTT MCINTYRE/Staff 
 Examples from the upcoming exhibition of Papiers a la Mode featuring costumes from various periods made from paper by artist Isabelle de Borchgrave.
  • SCOTT MCINTYRE/Staff 
 Examples from the upcoming exhibition of Papiers a la Mode featuring costumes from various periods made from paper by artist Isabelle de Borchgrave.
  • SCOTT MCINTYRE/Staff 
 Examples from the upcoming exhibition of Papiers a la Mode featuring costumes from various periods made from paper by artist Isabelle de Borchgrave.
  • SCOTT MCINTYRE/Staff 
 Art handler Chris Smith hangs a paper dress for the exhibition of Papiers a la Mode at the Baker Museum at Artis--Naples featuring costumes from various periods made from paper by artist Isabelle de Borchgrave.
  • Violaine Van Stretum irons the wrinkles out of a paper dress for the exhibition as Smith displays the art on the wall.
  • Jackie Zorn prepares a dress to be hung the exhibition of Papiers a la Mode at the Baker Museum at Artis--Naples featuring costumes from various periods made from paper by artist Isabelle de Borchgrave.
  • Madame de Pompadour, 18thcentury 
 Photography credit: © Alain Speltdoorn 
 Courtesy of Créations Isabelle de Borchgrave sprl

Artist Isabelle de Borchgrave has created amazingly realistic dresses, jewelry, even hats and shoes with paper, fabric backing, glue guns and lots of paint. Her period-authentic pieces, however, still show her own rich approach to color.

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