“Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Musée d’Orsay, Paris

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By: Lane Rasberry Das, SouBoyy Bureau, New York | Arts & Fashion

Gallery Four—The Black Dress - Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity - Lane Rasberry Das - SouBoyy - Sourendra Kumar Das - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Met is currently hosting an exhibit called “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity“. The theme is the influence of technology on fashion during the time of Impressionism. The exhibit teaches about the influence of technology by showing fashionable clothing of the time, paintings which depict the same, and explaining both with stories and ephemera.

Gallery Four—The Black Dress - Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity - Lane Rasberry Das - SouBoyy - Sourendra Kumar Das - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 001

One of the major innovations of the time was automated weaving with the power loom, which made ready-to-wear fashion available to the general public whereas previously all clothing would have been bespoke. I cannot say anything about the fashion but apparently people at the Met know and have documented how French fashion changed every few years in the 1800s.

Gallery Five—The Dictates of Style - Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity - Lane Rasberry Das - SouBoyy - Sourendra Kumar Das - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The show asserts that artists would paint the latest fashions, and this does not surprise me, but with the fashion from…

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