These dresses are made entirely of paper.
So is that one, even the pearls. Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave is primarily a painter but she worked with costume historians and young fashion designers to create elaborate paper dresses inspired by early European paintings and significant costumes housed in museums around the world. The show, Pulp Fashion, is currently on exhibit at The Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Sometimes I really miss that city.Thanks to Carrie for the link.
Artist Elsa Mora often works in paper and in fact she has a whole blog devoted to paper cutting. Currently she is working on a paper cut pop-up book of the fables of La Fontaine for the French publishing house Editions Auzou and she is sharing her progress as she works on the illustrations on her blog. So beautiful and so inspiring! I'll be following this with interest and cannot wait to get my hands on a finished copy.