The Metropolitan Museum of Art had an exhibit called Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire which featured mourning attire from 1815-1915. The folks over at Dangerous Minds curated a gallery based on it and that’s what I’m sharing with you today.
You can follow the link in the article to see The Met’s information on the exhibit and some great gallery shots. It showed at The Met Fifth Avenue from October 2014 to February 2015. It was cool to see how The Met arranged these dresses into an exhibit.
Dangerous Minds offers you a great introduction to the mourning dresses and the history behind the attire and then offers you up images of the dresses. To navigate scroll down the page. You’ll find an image of an outfit and then the date of the piece underneath the image.
This is an amazing collection of fashion! It’s so rare to see larger clothing from the past and they have several larger dresses. They also have accessories like veils and umbrellas.
Check it out today and see fashion’s past!