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Street View is a fashion series in which Isa Giallorenzo spotlights some of the coolest style seen in Chicago.
*Jean-Paul's street style blog, Impressions and Fashion, is a very tasteful photographic documentation of trendy Chicagoans.
So what does fashion have to do with impressionism? A lot, according to the breathtaking new exhibit. By the time impressionists came into the scene, the proliferation of department stores, sewing machines, style magazines and a growing middle class made fashion accessible and highly reflective of its own time—which was exactly what those artists were after. Modernity. Nothing like fashion to express what's going on.
Here are some pieces from the show, which is huge, well curated, and really worth checking out:
There's much more at Impressionism, Fashion & Modernity, opening today and running through September 22nd.
See more Chicago street style in the Chicago Looks blog.
All photos by isa Giallorenzo.