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#FASHIONFRIDAY: DÉJÀ BLUE

Look familiar? This blue skirt was made and worn by Matisse’s model when she posed for his painting "Woman in Blue," which has been in the Museum’s collection since 1956. The widow of Matisse’s grandson recently donated the skirt to the Museum, thereby reuniting it with the painting. How does Matisse’s depiction compare with the original motif?

Explore this fascinating gift and other recent acquisitions in “First Look: Collecting for Philadelphia,” now on view

Woman’s Skirt depicted in “Woman in Blue,” 1937, made and modelled by Lydia Delectorskaya

"Woman in Blue," 1937, by Henri Matisse, © Succession H. Matisse, Paris/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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