‘Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art From Paper’

Paper is not used very often in clothing. Except for paper dresses that were fashionable during Pop Art, paper is used for patterns, not the finished project. Isabelle de Borchgrave’s art changes all that. Her trompe l’oeil paper costumes are deceivingly real and mimic the art on the walls of the Speed Art Museum. The exhibition is also a history of fashion, featuring the clothing of Queen Elizabeth I, the Medici family, designers Mariano Fortuny and Coco Chanel and the costumes of Les Ballets Russes.

Through Aug. 22

Speed Art Museum
Prices vary
2035 S. Third St.

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‘Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art From Paper’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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