Jul 20, 2017 | By Samuel Trotman
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The works show a peasant seamstress wearing a blue skirt, a young boy in a ripped dark blue jacket and a young female beggar in a torn indigo skirt. In all of them, the fabric is blue with a white weft – a hallmark of denim fabric. The discovery of these three paintings from the 1650s indicates that denim was widely being worn as workwear over 350 years ago. Marithe Francois Girbaud, who was a sponsor of the exhibition, has also transferred one of the paintings onto a jean jacket using laser technology.
The show runs until February 4th, for more info, visit their website here.
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