The title of today’s post comes from a conversation I had with one of the guards in the gallery. He has seen two women lie down on the museum floor to look up the dresses ( he thought they had fainted), two men blow on the hanging costumes to get them to move (saliva included) and a 5 or 6 year old ran into the Queen Elizabeth gown the other day. Today I saw a woman reach to touch the gossamer lace on a collar. It’s hard to fathom that the gorgeous costumes/sculptures are made entirely of paper but they are.
Today at the Frick Art Museum we viewed the exhibition of Isabelle de Borchgrave : Fashioning Art from Paper