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cinoh: “Detail from a court ensemble, made in Italy in 1857 (source). Other views of this dress: ”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute is hosting a fall exhibition for the first time in seven years, and it will be a decidedly somber affair. Announced today, the show focuses on Victorian and Edwardian mourning fashions.

Dress Culture: British Medium: silk, cotton, metal Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 26 in. Length at CB (b): 59 in. Accession Number: b For more views, see other pins.

Day dress ca. mid-1870s. Brown silk taffeta comprising long jacket-like bodice with goffered ruffle at hem, and piped in satin. Matching trained skirt with bows front & back. Kerry Taylor Auctions

Brown silk taffeta comprising long jacket-like bodice with goffered ruffle at hem, and piped in satin. Matching trained skirt with bows front & back.

Mourning Toque, Madame Smyth: ca. Marking: Label: "Madame Smyth Gowns/Twenty Seven Schmermerhorn St.

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Wedding ensemble Designer: Herman Rossberg (American, active Date: 1887 Culture: American Medium: wool

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