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Fashion In the Park: Lollapalooza vs. the Impressionists

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Part of the Official Guide to Lollapalooza’s Green Street

James Tissot. "The Two Sisters," also called "Portraits in a Park," 1863. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, gift of Albert Bichet, 1904, RF 2788.

James Tissot. “The Two Sisters,” also called “Portrait in a Park,” 1863. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, gift of Albert Bichet, 1904, RF 2788.

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Photo: Matthew Taplinger

One of our favorite sections of the Art Institute of Chicago’s blockbuster new exhibition, “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity,” is the gallery constructed to conjure up a day in the park, complete with a faux-grass floor, that shows how nineteenth-century Parisians dressed for a leisurely day outdoors. We thought it’d be fun to put some of those images side by side with recent fashion statements made by folks at Lollapalooza. No doubt comfort rules today, but we have to think those parasols would have come in handy last year!

Installation shot of "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity" at the Art Institute of Chicago

Installation shot of “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” at the Art Institute of Chicago

Lollapalooza and the Art Institute of Chicago have partnered this year to encourage festival-goers to visit this iconic institution. You’ll notice a certain nineteenth-century ambiance to the signage at the Green Street booths, and Lollapalooza guests with wristbands get two-dollars-off admission to the Art Institute.

“Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” runs at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan, through September 29. 

 

 

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Photo: Jack Edinger

Claude Monet. "Women in the Garden," 1866. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, RF 2773.

Claude Monet. “Women in the Garden,” 1866. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, RF 2773.

 

 

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