Unique art exhibit continues in Bellvue

December 18, 2013 by  

The exhibition ‘A World of Paper, a World of Fashion: Isabelle de Borchgrave meets Mariano Fortuny’ has been showing at the Bellvue Arts Museum since November and it will run until February.

The artist creates life-sized costumes and fashions made entirely of paper and uses techniques such as braiding, feathering, and pleating to make the paper look just like fabric. In a total of six collections to date, de Borchgrave has designed outfits that represent over 500 years of the fashion industry and has been inspired by photographs, sketches, paintings and historic texts. The collection which is being showcased in Bellvue is based on the early 20th Century fashions of Mariano Fortuny. This is the North American debut for this exhibition for the artist who is based in Belgium.

This exhibit should be very interesting to those who work with paper and how it can be used to represent different things. This likely includes employees of graphic design and printing companies. The show will also no doubt attract visitors from all over the area, including nearby Issaquah, who are fans of fashion or are curious to see how real they look up close.

‘A World of Paper, a World of Fashion’ is taking place at the Bellvue Arts Museum until February 16. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, students, and military personnel, and $25 for a family pass. For more information about the exhibit or the museum, call 425-519-0770.