{work of art: paper-flower tiaras}

Have been completely caught up in the brilliantly creative and exquisite bleached flower cut-outs and sculpted paper blossoms strewn about the walls, tables, and floors of the all-white space of the Chanel Spring 2008 Couture show.

Wondrously enormous and intricate paper roses, magnolias and camellias were transformed into beautiful paper-flower tiaras. According to Karl Lagerfeld, to prepare for the collection, he cleared everything away and "started with a clean sheet of paper." The result was a flutter of Spring, a stunning celebration of magic and romance . . .

more information about the artist:

* the 65 different headdresses were created out of two stacks of plain white copy paper by Japanese designer Katsuyo Kamo, a master hairdresser, and his small team {hudson's jeans blog}
* kamo's work first appeared in t magazine
* more paper works of art featured here

{images: Chanel Spring 2009 Couture via style.com

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Blogger Revolution Malibu said...

Very cool

February 03, 2009  
Blogger Dana said...

Aaaaw how lovely!

I wish I was skilled enough to make beautiful paper flowers!

February 03, 2009  
Blogger Shelby said...

Stunning images

February 03, 2009  
Blogger ryder said...

so lovely & I am loving the make up just as much

February 03, 2009  
Blogger Sarah's Fab Day said...

I agree the flowers stole the show. I'm really loving the fairy princess makeup, so simple and clean.

February 03, 2009  
Blogger [J] said...

Gasp! I love these so much! I can see a modern bride wearing these instead of a veil.

February 03, 2009  
Blogger ZenadiaDesign said...

Wow these are so amazing!! Wish I had the patience (and time for that matter!) to make something like this. =)

February 03, 2009  
Blogger Caterina Pérez said...


February 03, 2009  
Blogger Ms Unreliable said...

So gorgeous! I can't imagine how long they would have taken to make!

February 03, 2009  
Blogger ♥ Chloe said...

I just love it!

February 03, 2009  
Blogger Anna said...

Aren't they stunning?
And the makeup is so pretty, too!

February 03, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stunning! :o)

February 03, 2009  
Anonymous Abigail said...

i can't believe those are made from paper! i wish i had more nimble fingers.


February 03, 2009  
Blogger ae. said...

Copy paper, really? I'm going to have to try this out when I get some free time.

February 04, 2009  
Anonymous Olivia (à Paris) said...

So beautiful!

February 04, 2009  
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February 04, 2009  
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February 04, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amazing!!! and so apt for the times...

February 04, 2009  
Blogger KarenB said...

LOVE IT. Isn't it amazing what creative people can do?

February 04, 2009  
Blogger Callie Grayson said...

complete loveliness!! I would love to have one of these beautiful statements of all things pretty.

February 04, 2009  
Blogger alis said...

What?? They were PAPER??! Incredible... This show made me fall in love with Chanel all over again..

February 05, 2009  
Blogger AnastasiaC said...

wow!! love their makeup too!

February 05, 2009  
Blogger Angela said...

These are so over the top... but make amazing sculptures!

February 05, 2009  
Blogger kathryncole said...

Wow! I love them. Very inspiring!

February 05, 2009  
Blogger Juniper Girl said...

Im so in love for this.

February 06, 2009  
Anonymous carrie @ bloomacious.com said...

I've been wondering what happened to the flowers that were on the walls and stairways - wonder who took them home.

February 09, 2009  
Blogger Freshly Found said...

I love what can be done with paper!

February 11, 2009  
Blogger Eliza said...

these were so amazing to me, that although I've had a rather long break in my bridal blog, I decided to go back and post straight away. They seemed perfect for alternatives to classic veils. I of course credited you for inspiring me: http://normalnyslub.blogspot.com/2009/02/things-that-break-silence-katsuyo-kamo.html

February 12, 2009  
Anonymous Paulette Ink. said...

Check out this link to see another paper tiara. :) Just beautiful...


February 25, 2009  
Blogger ...............cata.............. said...

This post is absolutely inspiring!
I made some paper flowers and some
paper-flower tiaras for a good friend.
Thanks for sharing. Love your blog.
I link your blog here:
REgards from Tuscany

July 08, 2010  

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