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. 22Speed Art Museum