Funeral Couture Is Coming to the Met Now

Thoughts: Is this a great way to begin to open up and speak about Death?

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s first fall fashion exhibit in seven years will be a real upper: funeral attire.

You’ll be able to see thirty examples of mourning getup from 1815 to 1915 in “Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire.” (It runs October 21 till February 1, 2015 at the new Anna Wintour Costume Center.)

It will be a hellish kind of heaven where you get to gawk at what Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra wore to funerals. Expect fashionable (and mostly black) silk crepe and mousseline gowns with bustles, veils, and feathery fans.

“As a woman of sexual experience without marital constraints, she was often imagined as a potential threat to the social order,” Harold Koda, the curator in charge of the Costume Institute said about the widow in the old days.

That Morbid Anatomy Museum also opened this past weekend with its spirit photo booth in a former nightclub. (hmmmmmmm)

Taken from an article written by: Ashley Hoffman for Stylite



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