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


above: “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, price on request

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. Read more

Photographer Christian Tagliavini And His Unique Paper, Plywood and Cardboard Dressed Portraits.

Christian Tagliavini Dames di Cartone

Recently, artist and photographer Christian Tagliavini completed a stunning series, ‘Cartes’, an artful take on playing cards using models clad in his paper fashions and decorative accessories. Read more

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. Read more

Paper Fashions Preview : Pratt + Paper & Ralph Pucci

paper fashions Pratt

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. Read more

Pap(i)er Fashion At The 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. Read more

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. Read more