IMPRESSIONISM, FASHION, AND MODERNITY EXHIBIT – MET MUSEUM, NEW YORK

Beautiful accessories from the 1860s to 1880s.

Beautiful accessories from the 1860s to 1880s…

1860s cream cotton pique dress with black scrollwork.

I love the cream and black color combination especially with the black scrollwork on this 1860s cream cotton pique dress.

Beautifully had crafted parasols with layers of cream silk, black lace, and rods made of intricately carved ivory.

Beautiful hand crafted parasols with layers of cream silk and black lace, and rods made of intricately carved ivory – exquisite and cool.

1880s consumer culture...hand made white leather gloves

1880s consumer culture…hand made white leather gloves with black trim.

1860s artists paint contemporary scenes of leisure

1860s artists paint contemporary scenes of leisure…Monet’s monumental Luncheon on the Grass (Musée d’Orsay, 1865–66). What would leisure look like today?

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