Dresses Made of Vintage Books and Comics Expose Stereotypes

Donna Rosenthal paper dresses

New York based artist Donna Rosenthal deconstructs old comic books, cookbooks, magazines, romance novels and more only to reconstruct them as dresses embellished with hand embroidery, lace and beading. By combining the content of the materials with pithy text on the bodices, she is making a statement, often humorous, about the effects of traditional and societal influences on the lives of women. (more…)

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A Worldly Wardrobe: Beautiful Vintage Maps As Dresses and Shirts By Elisabeth Lecourt

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“Coquille de Noix et Allumette”, Bird Eye View of San Francisco rep. 1846, Signed and sealed E.L. Elisabeth Lecourt, 2012, 841 x 594 x 30 mm

London artist Elisabeth Lecourt‘s Les Robes Géographiques is a series of sweet dresses and a few buttoned-down shirts that use actual vintage paper maps from all over the world in lieu of textiles. (more…)

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Yes, These Historical Fashions & Haute Couture Are Made Of Hand-Painted Paper.

Paper Couture by Isabelle de Borchgrave

Let me start by saying… what you are looking at is made of paper! Now, that I’ve got your attention, prepare to be amazed at the work of Isabelle de Borchgrave. (more…)

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Paper Fashions Preview : Pratt + Paper & Ralph Pucci

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Pratt Institute and Ralph Pucci International presented “Pratt + Paper & Ralph Pucci,” an exclusive exhibition preview of paper designs by fashion design, fine arts, industrial design, and interior design students from Pratt’s School of Art and Design on Tuesday, December 7th at the Ralph Pucci International Gallery Nine Showroom in New York. (more…)

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Pap(i)er Fashion At The Museum Bellerive

papier fashion at museum bellerive

The Pap(i)er Fashion Exhibition at the Museum Bellerive takes us through the fascinating history of paper clothes, beginning with the Swinging Sixties in America and, as the trend spread later, to Europe. The paper fashions reflected what was happening in art, politics and culture at the time; Pop Art and Op Art, Company logos, newspaper prints, and even the electoral candidates of 1968. (more…)

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And You Thought Origami Was Impressive: Paper Fashions By Zoe Bradley

paper fashions by Zoe bradley

Artist Zoe Bradley creates stunning headpieces, dresses, sets and installations crafted from various papers. That’s right…. paper. And boxes, and sometimes even plastic spoons. But her ‘forte’ is her signature use of various “luxury” papers in a sculptural way. (more…)

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