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.
While white is now de rigueur for bridal attire, the fashion for white wedding gowns originated only in the late century. This dress is a good example of the more practical century practice of brides wearing colored gowns for weddings.
Dress (Ball Gown) Charles James Date: 1948 Culture: American Medium: silk Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Millicent Huttleston Rogers, 1949
'Bustle' Charles James 1947 Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
An opulent frock to wear while ringing in the new year! This evening dress from 1888 was designed by the House of Worth and is constructed of silk and metal embellishments. It consists of a full-blown bustle silhouette and love knot motifs. It is from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Evening cape Design House: Possibly House of Worth (French, Designer: Possibly Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne Paris) Designer: Possibly Jean-Philippe Worth (French, Date: Culture: French Medium: Silk, linen