Belgian artist brings intricate paper fashion to Oklahoma


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Whether she is handcrafting a pearl necklace, building a ballet slipper or recreating the lacy ruff of an elaborate late Renaissance period gown, Isabelle de Borchgrave starts with the same surprising material.

Plain, white paper.

"All that is the same paper," she said, gesturing to one of her newer works, an intricate life-size reproduction of the gown, jewelry and headpiece depicted in Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens' 1610 painting "Portrait of Charlotte-Marguerite de Montmorency, Princess of Condé." ''Through the exhibition, even the shoes, you can see how pape...

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