La Parisienne
June 10 - October 15, 2017

The beautiful city of Paris is an ideal place for every woman in the world, and the Parisienne – women living in Paris, have been long been idolized. French artists such as Édouard Manet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir were fascinated by them and painted these women who set the tone and style of the fashion for their era. This exhibition showcases about 120 of artworks including those by Manet and Renoir, photographs of famous actresses and dancers and clothes and accessories from each era so that you can see how their fashions and lifestyles evolved responding to the changing times from the 18th to the 20th century.

Image: John Singer Sargent, Mrs. Charles E. Inches (Louise Pomeroy)
Anonymous gift in memory of Mrs. Charles Inches’ daughter, Louise Brimmer Inches Seton 1991.926 Photograph © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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