Thursday, April 14, 2011


Inspiration is everywhere!  The "Pulp Fashion" exhibit at the Legion of Honor was jaw dropping.  Isabelle de Borchgrave is a master at trompe l'oeil on paper.

I was very bummed not to be allowed to take photographs at the exhibit.  So here are some of the Museum's own photos.

The Medici Room

The Fortuny Tent
one of our favorite rooms

Marie Claire de Cloy and child,
after a painting by Van Dyck

Detail on Elizabeth I's court dress

Isabelle de Borchgrave's atelier
working on Eleanor of Toledo's gown

Everything you see is made of paper. (Even the mannequins were papier mache, it seems.) We were amazed at how she created "lace" using lens paper for a thin, filmy effect.

If you're in San Francisco, this is a must-see!

All photos from the Palace of the Legion of Honor website.


  1. Wauw!
    Love youre blog!
    I'm following now

  2. Thank you, Chloe! Loved your photography as well!

  3. wow these are amazing! can't believe it's all paper... xo Diana

  4. Yes, Diana, my jaw was on the floor the entire time we were walking around from room to room! =)


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