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Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire - October 21, 2014-February 1, 2015 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

lostsplendor:

"Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, The Costume Institute’s first fall exhibition in seven years, will be on view in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center from October 21, 2014 through February 1, 2015.  The exhibition will explore 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, will reveal the impact of high-fashion standards on the sartorial dictates of bereavement rituals as they evolved over a century.”

Bizarre Victorian fact of the day…

victorianfanguide:

In the 19th century even the poorest members of society tried to have a set of smart clothes which they kept for ‘Sunday best’, usually to wear to church. Many of these lower classes lived in cramped, overcrowded conditions and had no safe place to store such special items. It was common practice for people in this situation to pawn their Sunday best clothes on Monday morning and then redeem the pledge to retrieve them on Saturday. This process would be repeated every week. Many pawnbrokers in London had storage space set aside purely for this purpose.

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Metamorphose, photos by Frederic Fontenoy.

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glitzandshadows:

ALEXEY VOLKOV

Duchess Katherine! ellenkushner

Hey - I was just about to reblog this myself!  Love it. And so would Katherine…..

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samspratt:

The frequency in which I’ve had to prance around my studio waving sheets to get wooshy cloth photo reference for paintings is increasing at an alarming rate.

samspratt:

The frequency in which I’ve had to prance around my studio waving sheets to get wooshy cloth photo reference for paintings is increasing at an alarming rate.

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire - October 21, 2014-February 1, 2015 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

lostsplendor:

"Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, The Costume Institute’s first fall exhibition in seven years, will be on view in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center from October 21, 2014 through February 1, 2015.  The exhibition will explore 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, will reveal the impact of high-fashion standards on the sartorial dictates of bereavement rituals as they evolved over a century.”

dappledwithshadow:

Two Friends, Albert Marquet

dappledwithshadow:

Two Friends, Albert Marquet

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Bizarre Victorian fact of the day…

victorianfanguide:

In the 19th century even the poorest members of society tried to have a set of smart clothes which they kept for ‘Sunday best’, usually to wear to church. Many of these lower classes lived in cramped, overcrowded conditions and had no safe place to store such special items. It was common practice for people in this situation to pawn their Sunday best clothes on Monday morning and then redeem the pledge to retrieve them on Saturday. This process would be repeated every week. Many pawnbrokers in London had storage space set aside purely for this purpose.

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showslow:

Metamorphose, photos by Frederic Fontenoy.

(Source: showslow, via disarmd)

ellenkushner:

barefootdramaturg:

glitzandshadows:

ALEXEY VOLKOV

Duchess Katherine! ellenkushner

Hey - I was just about to reblog this myself!  Love it. And so would Katherine…..

(via cleolinda)

samspratt:

The frequency in which I’ve had to prance around my studio waving sheets to get wooshy cloth photo reference for paintings is increasing at an alarming rate.

samspratt:

The frequency in which I’ve had to prance around my studio waving sheets to get wooshy cloth photo reference for paintings is increasing at an alarming rate.

radiatebash:

Lively

radiatebash:

Lively

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Bizarre Victorian fact of the day…

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