These are images are the work of Isabelle de Borchgrave. She is an artist and crafted these paper costumes. Check out the exquisite detail that she achieves in a medium as fragile as paper.
Her work is currently on display at Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens in Washington DC until December 12,2012. This is a quote from her website – info regarding the exhibit:
“Prêt-à-Papier : The Exquisite Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave” on view June 16 to December 30, 2012 at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens (Washington).
A selection of iconic dresses, reinterpreted in trompe l’oeil paper masterpieces are presented. The first exhibition of the artist’s work to be presented in Washington, DC, “Prêt-à-Papier” will bring together more than 25 of Isabelle de Borchgrave’s quintessential interpretations of historical costumes and haute couture dresses, with six new works made for this exhibition, including one commissioned solely for Hillwood. For that dress, the artist draws inspiration from the life-like details, textures, and opulent colors of the main figure’s dress in Karl Briullov’s “The Countess Samoilova”. “Prêt-à-Papier” will present a range of styles from late 17th to the early 20th century.
Details like these and the impeccable tailoring of period costumes are some of the inspirations that went in to our Costume Confidential line.