Saturday, December 20, 2014

Death Becomes Her: Victorian Mourning Fashion at the Met

I was in New York City earlier this week, and the Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was one of the highlights of my trip.

Death Becomes Her
Death Becomes Her: Victorian Mourning Fashion at the Met nyc


This exhibit was absolutely gorgeous.  The dresses were stunning, and the history of mourning fashion fascinating.

I absolutely adored the Death Becomes Her exhibit at The Met.

Death Becomes Her: Victorian Mourning Fashion at the Met

If you have an interest in fashion, 19th century social mores (with an emphasis on the strict fashion guidelines for Victorian women), and/or the Goth aesthetic, you will love Death Becomes Her.

Now if only I had each of these dresses in my wardrobe...

Death Becomes Her: Victorian Mourning Fashion at the Met

This is truly an amazing exhibit, and I highly recommend a visit.  These dresses are even more beautiful in real life.

Death Becomes Her: Victorian Mourning Fashion at the Met
 There are so many exquisite details in these dresses. 

Death Becomes Her: Victorian Mourning Fashion at the Met
I need this dress.  NEED.

What do you think of the Death Becomes Her exhibit?

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art website:
Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, The Costume Institute’s first fall exhibition in seven years, is on view in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center from October 21, 2014, through February 1, 2015. The exhibition explores the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Approximately 30 ensembles, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, reveal the impact of high-fashion standards on the sartorial dictates of bereavement rituals as they evolved over a century.

Death Becomes Her is a temporary exhibit, so you'll need to schedule your visit to the museum by February 1, 2015. 

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