Thursday, January 3, 2013

Impressionism and Fashion at the Musée d’Orsay


I’m extremely honored to be a part of the video that accompanies the Musée d’Orsay exhibit called Impressionism and Fashion.


I’ve always been inspired by painting, especially Impressionism, so to be included as a modern proponent of the Impressionism concept is quite humbling.


Here’s a quick clip. The exhibit is on view in Paris until January 20. After that it comes to the Met in New York from February 26-May 27 2013.


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  1. Denisa

    January 3, 2013 at 3:37 am

    That is really great video and you made a perfect job as always. Have a nice day.

  2. Gabrielle

    January 3, 2013 at 3:45 am

    They don’t tell a story, they start a story! That pretty much sums it up. An other reason for a quick trip to Paris or… well “Paris is always a good idea!”

    • sylie

      January 3, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      bravo sart! and nice video clip!

  3. Irene

    January 3, 2013 at 4:01 am

    this is such a great opportunity for u. WOW!

  4. Marina -

    January 3, 2013 at 4:08 am

    Interesting! Until 27 January in the Hermitage in Amsterdam is an exhibition called Impressionism: Sensation and Inspiration. One of their activities was a lecture about the fashion of that time. Those ladies had wonderful dresses.

  5. Alix

    January 3, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Ohhh, I loved that video! I had the chance to see it when it was played on TV, and it was really interesting! I wrote a quick blogpost about it. Thanks, Scott!

  6. mirabelle

    January 3, 2013 at 4:18 am

    hey, i’m going to see this exhibition on saturday !!!!
    my drawing-teacher says it’s very great !
    … and i lllllllove your blog ! thank you for those beautifull looks, it helps me to try new clothes…
    many thanks…

  7. Marie-Sophie Chardin

    January 3, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Love the way how those really expressive paintings mesh with your pictures. Well done! A pity that I won’t make it to Paris until January 20…

  8. Iliyana

    January 3, 2013 at 4:58 am

    nice post ! Happy New Year!

  9. Araba

    January 3, 2013 at 5:01 am


  10. Gurkiran Dhaliwal

    January 3, 2013 at 5:13 am

    I really wish i lived in paris (or New York for that matter). Musee d’Orsay is my favorite. Its so great that you get to be part of this amazing exhibit.

  11. Joyacoustics

    January 3, 2013 at 6:15 am

    The now and then, photo versus painting part of the video is fantastic. It puts your work on a different level. I knew even before that photography is art but seeing them together made me see your photos from a different perspective.
    You are an artist.

  12. Pampelmusea

    January 3, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Congrats! The exhibition sounds very interesting … the light and breezy colours, which can be found in the paitings of the impressionists as well on the clothes of the contemporaries …

  13. Rachelle

    January 3, 2013 at 6:47 am

    That’s amazing congrats Scott.


  14. Lucy

    January 3, 2013 at 6:49 am

    So incredible!! xxx

  15. Daisies

    January 3, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Musée d’Orsay is my favourite place in Paris.

  16. almu

    January 3, 2013 at 6:52 am

    cool! I would like to meet you!

  17. Thomas Han

    January 3, 2013 at 6:59 am

    This is fantastic!

  18. Style-Squared by Z&M

    January 3, 2013 at 7:28 am


  19. Inga

    January 3, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Fantastic idea and mood!

  20. Danièle

    January 3, 2013 at 7:34 am

    What a pity I do not live in Paris.

  21. Annie

    January 3, 2013 at 7:37 am

    There’s a very good exhibition on at the V&A in London on Hollywood costume design. Illustrating how the deigners dress the actors to fit their character, the plot, the scenery, lighting, staging – technical logistics, etc……………. Tough but, interesting job.

  22. Magdalenamarie

    January 3, 2013 at 7:49 am

    I’ve seen this on a french television TV5monde a few day ago! very very interesting and beautiful project!!! fashion, impressionists, people then and now. I wish I could see this in Paris!

  23. Maria

    January 3, 2013 at 7:53 am

    I saw the whole video yesterday, on TV5, I bet it was the same one! I thought it was older but as it appears it’s pretty fresh! Great job, it was delightful!

  24. Judith A. Ross

    January 3, 2013 at 7:54 am

    I love the comparison of your photos to the paintings. Do let us know if the exhibition ever comes to the states, it looks amazing!

    • Alyssa | The Sartorialist

      January 3, 2013 at 8:53 am

      Judith – it comes to New York from February 26-May 27 2013 – at the Met!

  25. Mathilde

    January 3, 2013 at 7:54 am

    I saw that on TV, it’s a good documentary, very interesting, it’s good to hear you talking about your work !

  26. CBC

    January 3, 2013 at 8:11 am


  27. Angela

    January 3, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Great video! ‘They don’t tell a story, they start a story’ is a quote to remember always! thank you!

  28. Kimberly

    January 3, 2013 at 8:40 am


  29. Biancamaria

    January 3, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Amazing video!!! I think that your photos are a kind of modern- Impressionism! In fact, Impressionism is like shooting a moment of reality…

  30. Mia Marionette

    January 3, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Wow, I am so excited to go and se it when I come back to Paris!

  31. sanmiguelense

    January 3, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Fashion in painting is an infinite topic! Your photos juxtaposed with the impressionist paintings is sublime. Bravo!

  32. Elisa Vietri

    January 3, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Congratulations, Scott! You are true inspiration. Thank you.

  33. Justyna

    January 3, 2013 at 9:05 am


  34. Monsieur Marcel

    January 3, 2013 at 10:02 am

    An exhibition with a similar theme was curated at the Frick Collection last year, but it centered on works by Renoir.
    Thanks to Alyssa for the news about the Met.

  35. Heels & Peplum

    January 3, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Congrats!!Fashion, painting and your photos!! Now I need to to return urgently to Paris or NY!!

  36. Sylvie

    January 3, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Wow, awesome juxtaposition of your shots and the paintings. Would LOVE to see more!!!

  37. Sevan

    January 3, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Artists have always been the witnesses of their era and this is how we learn so much about past centuries, through Art.
    As for the Musee d’Orsay, the incredible light in that place makes paintings look alive.

  38. Ali

    January 3, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Very cool. I have to figure a way out to NYC to see this exhibit!

  39. berenger

    January 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    You are a modern day flaneur… I love it!

  40. Suni

    January 3, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Such a teaser!

  41. Lexi

    January 3, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    OMG! So excited for this exhibit to come to the Met
    What a fantastic opportunity. Great job Scott!

  42. Beau Hardy

    January 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    A very insightful comment and not an unfair comparison between two masters of visual expression.

  43. Daniel Stark Photography

    January 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Wow–very interesting. Excited to see the exhibit.

  44. christina defalco

    January 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Definitely will go see it at the Met. The side by sides are dreamy.

  45. Zyx

    January 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    “I don’t tell a story, I start a story.” I really love it when you add comments to your photos; because, like this one, the comments illuminate the pictures, and give me another way into them. Thanks for all that you do (as the moveon people say).

  46. ines

    January 3, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    cool, and sexy voice ;)

  47. silvia

    January 3, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Congrats! a great recognition to a great work

  48. Rhodesianridgeback

    January 3, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Looking forward to seeing all of it. I have to wear hats due to damage to optic nerve, so I need brim. Great aunt was a milliner, and was chased all over Ohio, so to escape, she joined the convent. When Pope allowed change in habits, I remember as she stepped off plane in Washington, D.C., Yves St. Laurent in fine white wool and white cap with short hair veil, red shoes, gloves and luggage. My sister’s swear the capes she made them saved their lives when their car rolled on the way to prom at the Mayflower.

  49. Nansosi

    January 3, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Love seeing your photos next to the impressionist paintings. I got what you were doing before, but this really brings it home and makes your photographic intentions that much more clear. I am REALLY looking forward to the exhibit at the MET. Bravo and congratulations!

    • E.

      January 4, 2013 at 5:49 am

      That’s exactly what I was gonna say! Seeing your photos next to the paintings made me look at both in a different way. Love it!

  50. Bohemian Style

    January 3, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Congrads Scott!
    Very nice…

  51. Sue

    January 3, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Awesome comparison….you nailed it!

  52. princessntiaka

    January 3, 2013 at 8:55 pm


  53. David H.

    January 4, 2013 at 12:10 am

    The Parisian exhibit would be wonderful to attend! But, being a Phoenix guy, do I really want to experience a European winter? (Well, for Paris I very well might.)

    Congrats on the video. – David (let Aloe vera help you feel as well as you look in fashion!)

  54. Brigitte

    January 4, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Wow, I’m looking foward to seeing that. I always love to see the parallels between modern-day style and classical art

  55. sunkiss

    January 4, 2013 at 2:32 am


  56. Gian Luca M

    January 4, 2013 at 5:09 am

    impressionism and fashion…very cool…

    Gian Luca M

  57. Sam

    January 4, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Wonderful, thanks

  58. Kaisa

    January 4, 2013 at 8:04 am

    I have always loved Impressionism and the exhibition at Musée d’Orsay was amazing. But it is ever so great also to meet modern day “impressionists”. Great clip!

  59. Tat

    January 4, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Love it! I want to see and hear more!

  60. Yasamin

    January 4, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I teach fashion design to elementary school children. For an extended, individual unit on fashion I had one student scour my Sartorialist books, select up to five images they loved, and to write creative stories about the individuals in the photographs. So, I agree wholeheartedly that the images tell a story, and I know a seven year old who would agree!

  61. Cheryl

    January 4, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I loved this….the comparisons were wonderful.


  62. Jaj

    January 5, 2013 at 1:00 am

    I was just there a month ago. Gorgeous museum..the building itself, and the Impressionist paintings I could look at forever. The special fashion exhibit is worth a trip. Amazing!

  63. Oonagh

    January 5, 2013 at 4:47 am

    Went to this show today, it’s great but my God! the crowds! Go early and pre-book your tickets. For anyone in the Midwestern US, it goes on to Chicago after the Met.

  64. barbara - fashionable and fabulous after 60

    January 5, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    My husband and I viewed this exhibit in Paris in November. We loved it. If you love fashion, history, and art it is delightful!

  65. AnnikaTibs

    January 5, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    amazing ! i love the side by side comparison.

  66. Jo-Anne

    January 6, 2013 at 5:04 am

    I like your analogy regarding bringing the painting to life and present day fashion/photography reflecting what is happening in society. When I look at impressionist paintings the use of colour and space is often a harmonious balance and I like the photographs you have used to juxster position this. Thank you !

  67. Devon

    January 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I loved loved loved the exhibit in Paris – hope that they’re able to re-create the feel of it when it moves to NYC.

    As a tip: allow a few hours to explore the exhibition properly. Fuel up beforehand, make sure to bring a notepad, and count on spending 3+ hours lost in the world of Impressionism and Fashion.

    I wrote a post about my visit –

    oh! and rent the audio guide – the one in Paris had lots of information not displayed elsewhere in the exhibit.


  68. justoutwalkin

    January 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    “Don’t tell a story. They start a story.” A new perspective. Thanks. Side by side, cool.

  69. irene the athenian

    January 14, 2013 at 7:38 am

    magnificent idea!
    greetings from greece while waiting for your “closer” to be delivered on my doorstep!!!!

  70. Camille

    January 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Wow, génial comme projet, ça relève un peu le niveau du “tout fashion” ! Bravo, et hâte de voir ça.

  71. Name*

    January 25, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    this girl cannot afford a shop on the Lower East Side. She has a place upstate duh.
    It would seriously be too bad if she were making ironic tee-shirts rather than something actually beautiful.

  72. asia

    February 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Bravo! The comparison of the pictures is what I like.
    Love your pictures.

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