I finally made it to the Legion of Honor yesterday to see Isabelle de Borchgrave‘s Pulp Fashion exhibit. All I can say is, “Wow. Wow. Wow!” Her body of work is absolutely amazing, as is her attention to detail.
In one dress, she hand painted in the lines for a pin striped walking dress. The stripes are about 1mm wide and 3mm part. For the entire dress! The pleats. The flounces. Wow. I was just blown away.
For the fichus and other lacework, she painted in the lace designs on photo lens cleaning paper (in giant sheets) and then carefully cut into the paper with a scalpel. Absolutely divine.
Hurry. The exhibit has been extended through June 12th. There’s one more week to view this fabulous collection. I don’t believe it’s being shown anywhere else in the US.
The Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park, San Francisco
Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 am – 5:15 pm