Saturday, May 7, 2011

Pulp Fashion at the Legion

Eleanor of Toledo, 2006 by Isabelle de Borchgrave
I love the Legion of Honor. I’ve been going there for so long that many of the masterworks in their collection seem like old friends.  The current special exhibition Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave (February 5, 2011 - June 12, 2011) was amazing. I was mesmerized by her highly detailed, life size costumes created out of paper.  The high-light of it, for me at least, was a gallery featuring costumes based on fashions worn by the Medici family.  It was as if all those endless slides I viewed in art history classes came to life.  I highly recommend it.

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