Cut-n-Paste Vintage Dresses

Although made entirely from paper and paint, these amazing dress recreations are not your normal "cut-n-paste" projects nor are they for your child's paper dolls. They were painstakingly created by Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchagrave inspired by real vintage dresses or paintings.  The exhibit is currently on display at the Hillwood Estate collection (the former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post in Washington, DC).

YES, they are entirely of paper!

Left: A dress after Mariano Fortuny
Right: Based on a 1924 Red Fern of London dress

Inspired by a Pierre le Grand dress based on a 1730 design

Based on a 1908 Callot Soeurs dress

Left: Inspired by a Mariano Fortuny dress
Right: Based on a 1924 Lanvin dress

Check out more about the Prêt-à-Papier exhibition here:êt-à-papier


  1. oh my god I was going to try pick a favorite but how could I? amazing...utterly amazing and so beautiful!

    1. i really love the idea that the 60s disposable paper dresses co-mingled with amazing older dresses...and this is the result!

  2. Hello, Lanvin...


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