The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave
Author Jill D'Alessandro
Editor Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco & DelMonico - Prestel
Language : English
ISBN : 978-3-7913-5105-6
This beautiful volume (catalogue of the exhibition "Pulp Fashion : the art of Isabelle de Borchgrave" now at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco) explores the exquisite paper costumes of the Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave. Author Jill D'Alessandro contextualizes de Borchgrave's work against the rich tapestry of art and couture history, examining how the artist brings long-lost fashions to life through an intricate process of tailoring, crumpling, braiding, pleating, and painting paper.
The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave
Author Barbara & René Stoeltie
Editor Fonds Mercator, Bruxelles, 2008.
Language: French, English
Preface: Hubert de Givenchy
Isabelle de Borchgrave is an artist and designer, whose collection of dresses made entirely of paper - an astonishing tour of 300 yearsof fashion history - caused a worldwide sensation. These 160 sumptuous photographs by Barbara and René Stoeltie highlight the achievements of this exceptional artist, whose talent, creativity and sense of colour invite the reader into a fleeting, marvellous realm. Shoes, beads, hairstyles and costumes, all made from paper, make each page a feast of colour and invention, of finesse and elegance.
Un mondo di carta - Isabelle de Borchgrave incontra Mariano Fortuny
Author Pascaline Barbini
Editor Skira, Milan, 2008.
Language: French, English, Italian
Isabelle de Borchgrave tells us about Mariano Fortuny, his genius, his world, his family and friends, his gowns and fabrics in this very evocative and emotion-filled travel journal illustrated with drawings, watercolours and photographs. It provides a visit to Fortuny Palace, ghosts of the past, all clad in paper. This book is undoubtedly the striking souvenir of a meeting between two artists.
Mes Carnets de Venise
Author Isabelle de Borchgrave
Editor Flammarions, Paris, 2004.
With this travel journal, Isabelle de Borchgrave shows us around Venice through the eyes of an artist. On a short and intimate walk, we cross the markets, go along the streets and head for the hidden and forgotten little places on the water and on dry land, while strolling over the bridges and admiring the light that literally explodes over this lively city. Isabelle shows us around her favourite places and, in doing so, shares her view of Venice with us.
The Pop-Up History of Costumes and Dresses
Author D., Globus (Auteur), I., de Borchgrave (Designer)
Editor Universe Publishing, 2001.
Fashion à la Mode is a sumptuous jewel of costume and fashion history seen through a dazzling parade of dolls that pop up on the page, accompanied by extraordinary interactive apparel, such as removeable fans, parasols, and shoes. The costumes in the book are created by Isabelle de Borchgrave and are based on her one-of-a-kind, hand-painted paper dresses. With short texts and numerous costumed figures that pop up in three dimensions, the book is organized chronologically into themes: Egypt and the beginning of costume, the Elizabethan period, 18th-century France, the Victorian Opera, the kimono, Chanel and the liberation of women's clothing, and fashion as art (Fortuny and Miyake). The text is written by Dorothy Twining Globus, Director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Also included are enthusiastic essays by such notable fashion authorities as Hubert de Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld, Myra Walker, and Sue North
Papier à la Mode
Author Isabelle de Borchgrave, Rita Brown
Editor Cosacnaify, Brésil, 2008.
The Papiers à la Mode (Paper in Fashion) exhibition in Sao Paulo was so successful that it was recognised by the Sao Paulo Art Critics Association and named as the finest exhibition of 2008. The exhibition catalogue looks back at the 300 years of fashion history that Isabelle de Borchgrave reveals to us in paper. The first of three collections of paper gowns, Papiers à la Mode has been travelling the world for more than 10 years and giving people from all backgrounds a chance to dream.
Saveurs de Provence
Author Jean-André Charial, Isabelle de Borchgrave
Editor Flammarion, Paris, 2005.
In this book so beautifully illustrated by Isabelle de Borchgrave and Jean-André Charal, they present fifty recipes to bring cuisine alive with all the aromas of the Provence. In these pages, Isabelle has captured the gardens, the light, the vegetables freshly picked from the kitchen garden, an ochre-coloured melting pot, blue skies and terracotta, immersing herself in this world of the Provence that all cooks would love to capture in their dishes.