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French Ephemera: Prêt à Papier

By: Tatiana Dokuchic
Posted in: art


A Paper "Pompadour"

It's no secret that I love this dress.I've blogged aboutit in Fabulous Fashionand I've wornthe virtual versionin Second Life, so you can imagine my delight to find this paper version looking out at me from the pages of Victoria Magazine.


Marquise de Pompadour 1756

That's correct, it's a paper re-creation of the dress worn by Madame de Pompadour in the painting by Franois Boucher! Talk about fabulous!!

The artist behind this stunning piece of ephemerais Isabelle de Borchgraveand she didn't stop at the Pompadour but continues to create whole collections of couture inspired by famous paintings, grand couturiers and museum costumes.


Robe la Franais Panier

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Alessandra di Fiorentino-Conti
15 Jul 2013 11:09:55AM @alessandra-di-fiorentino-conti:

Very interesting....ty for sharing ! :)

Tatiana Dokuchic
15 Jul 2013 08:34:05AM @tatiana-dokuchic:

I totally agree with the "shocked, surprised ...". I had to work hard not to include the word "gobsmacked" in my post (didn't think it sounded all that lady-like). I also had to cut the post short because I kept finding new pictures that I wanted toinclude and it could have turned into a real monster.

I've heard that she creates wedding dresses for people. Can you imagine? Forget all the impracticalities of wearing a paper dress, I would love one!!

Lady Hartfield
15 Jul 2013 07:51:20AM @lady-hartfield:

Borchgrave is a genius, thank you for sharing this, Tat. I'm always shocked, surprised, and then amazed all over again whenever I see one of her paper gowns.

Lady Mary Frances Montagu
15 Jul 2013 06:18:46AM @lady-mary-frances-montagu:

great job!

Tatiana Dokuchic
15 Jul 2013 05:22:03AM @tatiana-dokuchic:

You're welcome :)

I've been meaning to write this post for over a year now, since I first found out about her exhibit Prt Papier. It's fascinating to follow alongas thecollection continues to grow.