Monday, March 7, 2011

Paper Dresses

I paid a little visit to the Legion of Honor in attempts to add a couple of sophistication and culture points to my life.

I've been meaning to visit the Legion forever, but being so far in the outskirts of San Francisco, trying to make time to go there has been kind of hard. But I finally made my visit after how many years of living in the city? The Legion was bigger then expected and houses more of the classical art, which to be honest isn't my favorite, but still interesting to see.

My favorite painting in the museum. I swear I feel like her sometimes. Okay, kidding... kind of.

I've been hearing a lot about the current exhibit going on right now, Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave, so I decided to check it out. de Borchgrave is a Belgian artist who is known for painting and making paper sculptures. Her current exhibit features dresses, jackets, costumes, etc that she constructed out of paper. Which totally look like they can be wearable garments. Can I get that in my size? So if you're into the whole fashion scene, it's worth checking out to get your fashionista juices pumping.

Her exhibit is divided into 5 sections, my favorite being the "white" room, where she did a remake a Chanel flapper dress and Christian Dior "Bar" suit. Keep a look out for those!

Haven't seen the Pulp Fashion exhibit yet? No need to fret because Ms. de Borchgrave's work is being displayed until early June, so that should be plenty of time to check it out.

Check out the art of Isabelle de Borchgrave (or classical art, if that is your thing) yourself going on right now at the Legion of Honor. By the way, we all know you get a discount if you have a student i.d., but did you know you also get a discount using your SF Clipper card? AND you can use the discount together? I didn't... What a lovely surprise.

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