Fashion, in its many forms and features has always been art to me. It affords us the freedom of expression that few other art forms come close to rivaling. Daily, it indulges our whims and fantasies, and even if we tend to play it safe in our wardrobe choices, we are, nonetheless, making a statement. {Something to think about the next time you get dressed!}

If you’ve always wondered about the relationship between art and fashion you must check out the  Impressionism, Fashion & Modernity exhibit at Chicago’s Art Institute.

Cameras weren’t allowed inside but I can tell you that the exhibit is well worth the price of admission. You’ll see Impressionist works by the greats, including Degas, Monet, and Seurat and revel in their interpretation of the fashion trends of the day (mid-1860s through mid-1880s) and how they translated those interpretations to canvas.

Have you been yet? If yes, did you love it as much as I did?  If no, you’re in luck—the exhibit runs through September 22.