300 Years of Period Fashion Made of Paper Sculptures [Video]

Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave knows how to make striking period fashions. More so if they are life-sized clothes that people can actually wear (albeit carefully). French designer Hubert de Givenchy loved her work so much, he heralded her work as “unique”.

de Borchgrave started out as a painter. But after experimenting in making children’s clothes with paper, she saw how versatile the material was. She could manipulate it in a manner that she desires. She can tear, crumble, paint, glue it into beautiful clothes. With the use of trompe l’oeil painting, she can make paper clothes velvety, silky or look like satin. de Borchgrave soon found her calling when she collaborated with Canadian costume designer, Rita Browne in 1994. They started a project that had them making period garments that span 300 years in fashion history.

– via Oddity Central