De Borchgrave brings such life to paper that you would swear there were living, breathing people housed in her creations.
My 2 favorite were based on paintings in the collection in the ballroom / screening room, seen here.
The piece on Countess Samoilova even included the jewelry in paper!
The pieces span the 17th through the 20th centuries, much like Hillwood's collection. I loved these flapper dresses found out in the Adirondack building.
This 19th dress in Mrs. Post's bedroom reminded me of something she might have worn in her teens.
The French Salon featured matching costumes;
I loved the details on this dress, you could practically see Martha Washington wearing this.
Don't miss Pret a Papier on view now at Hillwood through December 30. Don't forget, the collection is constantly changing so you'll always see something new other than the lovely seasonal gardens!