John Farr: Dressing Up: The 10 Best Period Costume Movies
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
One of the singular joys of living in New York City is The Metropolitan Museum of Art, conveniently situated right across the Park from us.
I was reminded of this on Wednesday when I attended their "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity" exhibition.
Combining artwork and costumes, it showed how the finest French impressionist painters of the late-19th century were celebrating Paris as the epicenter of style and fashion in their work, by painting not just glorious gardens and vistas, but the colorful, elaborate outfits worn by the city's most prominent women.
Admittedly, I'm a sucker for the Impressionists. Were I Bill Gates, I'd be snapping up any Monet or Renoir I could lay my hands on.
And though you won't see me at any "Fashion Week" events, I also love and revere timeless fashion and style, by which I mean:
a) Clean styles, cuts and color sense that worked in 1930, and will work in 2030.
b) Fashions from the past -- say, two centuries (I'm less inter
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