Women From The Past & Fashion Hats 

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This post is sponsored by St.Louis Art Museum

This past week I had the opportunity to join St.Louis Art Museum for a wonderful evening of cultural style & diversity. I attended their press night for Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade exhibit. This exhibition is focused on historic fashion, late 1800’s-1900’s high fashion hats to be specific. The young women who made them are highlighted throughout the exhibit as well!

For your convenience, this exhibit is available to the public now through May 2017.

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The Event

During press night I was quite astonished by the number of folks that attended. A vast space filled with strangers, strangers that appreciate the value of art was a great sight to see. To top off the evening, they served complimentary food and drinks that were exquisite to the taste. St Louis Art museum sure knows how to please a crowd! My local blogger gals joined me for the lovely experience too; it truly was a beautiful curated event to say the least.

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The Artwork

When I first learned about Edgar Degas, French artist, I was excited to see his famous artwork that expressed women empowerment. Inspiration can be found while exploring these stunning paintings & the quality hats the women made. There’s a room where you can actually feel the textures and details used by the milliners to master their art. You can find ribbon, feathers, bird carcasses, straw, and other materials. I was happy the showcase is a great portrayal of the concepts of womanhood.

Fashion, independence, vulnerability, strength, style, & artistic. 

If you’re in the STL area, this exhibition is one you don’t want to miss! You can expect to dive back in time and get a feel of the 1800’s boutique vibes. From fashionistas, to artists, creators, or simply anyone who peaks an interest in art, you’ll truly enjoy it. For more information be sure to visit their page over at St. Louis Art Museum or check them out on Instagram!
Photo courtesy: Elizabeth Wiseman 

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