UPPER EAST SIDE — Parisian fashion doesn’t just turn heads today — it also deeply inspired impressionist artists in the late 1800s.
And a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art now aims to show just how extensively high fashion influenced high art right when Paris “emerged as the style capital of the world,” according to museum officials.
The show features 80 paintings from key impressionists such as Claude Monet, Edouard Manet and Auguste Renoir, as well as 16 costumes from the mid-1860s to mid-1880s, officials said.
Though the impressionists’ brush tended not to be as detailed as that of famous portraitists, they wound up portraying their epoch’s emotion by painting its sartorial style, officials said in a statement.
These portraits include tissuey textiles on baby-faced maidens,