Art Institute of Chicago
Impressionism and Fashion
A thrilling, erudite show
— New York Times
— Vogue

Immerse yourself in the enchanting—and ever-fashionable—world of 19th-century Paris. Experience 75 masterworks by artists such as Degas, Manet, Monet, and Renoir alongside the glamorous dresses, très chic hats, and dapper suits that inspired them, and discover how truly à la mode the Impressionists were.

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Summer dress worn by Madame Bartholomé in the painting In the Conservatory, 1880. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, gift of the gallery Charles and André Bailly, 1991, ODO 1991 1.

Albert Bartholomé. In the Conservatory, c. 1881. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, gift of the Société des Amis du Musée d’Orsay, 1990, RF 1990 26.

Corset, c. 1877. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, gift of David L. Andrews, 1976, 1976.254.3i, j.

Édouard Manet. Before the Mirror (detail), 1876. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Thannhauser Collection, gift, Justin K. Thannhauser, 1978, 78.2514.27.

Suit, 1867/68. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, gift of Miss Jeanne Devereaux, 1951,

James Tissot. The Circle of the Rue Royale (detail), 1868. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, RF 2001 53.

Formal dress, c. 1877. Private collection.

Édouard Manet. The Parisienne, c. 1875. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, bequest 1917 of bank director S. Hult, managing director Kristoffer Hult, director Ernest Thiel, director Arthur Thiel, director Casper Tamm, NM 2068. Photo © Erik Cornelius, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.

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