Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Costume Institute Unveils First Fall Exhibition in Seven Years


This might sound like a call for celebration-but that might be in poor taste considering the exhibits theme, Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire. In all seriousness, I’m happy to have just one more reason to spend a fall afternoon up at the Met.


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  1. Olga

    October 21, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    looks like a very interesting exhibition! I just came back from New York, such a shame that I just missed it!


  2. Mimosas and Me

    October 21, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I adore this, I wish this lifestyle never went away.

    • Gaia

      October 21, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      That’s exactly what I think :( <3


      • Jessie

        October 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm

        Oh, and I’m so immeasurably glad to be living in the world of today: vaccines, running water, phones… That said, I’d love to be in NYC now, on my way to the Costume Institute, where I’ve spent many an afternoon harking back to the days of yore!

  3. WOWS

    October 21, 2014 at 2:18 pm

  4. ~ Carmen ~

    October 21, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I like your word choice for the caption. It’d be fun to hear a little bit more of your “voice.” At least the attire makes death dramatic — more so than it already is. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

  5. Fashion Snag

    October 21, 2014 at 2:42 pm

  6. Doni brown

    October 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Those gowns are truly stunning! I’d love to see them in person!

  7. Nico

    October 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Looks so great!

    Join the GIVEAWAY and win a cardigan

  8. Tonia Rose

    October 21, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    This seems a very interesting and intriguing expedition. The styles of the costumes are undoubtedly traditional and exquisitely crafted. Yet the sincere, mourning vibe is definitely translated into the fabric- black in the past has always been heavily associated with death.


  9. Love CompassionateLee

    October 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I would love to go for the history lesson on how people expressed grief through their mourning attire.

  10. Manana Hossana Deux

    October 21, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Nothing’s wrong with celebrating the artfulness of mourning loved ones.

  11. Laura McCarthy

    October 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Oh wow, those gowns are simply beautiful!


  12. Brit

    October 21, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Oh my these are gorgeous! Really want to check it out.

  13. Liz

    October 21, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    ok need to check that out


  14. charlotte not gainsbourg

    October 22, 2014 at 5:21 am

    it looks like an amazing exibition!so interesting!
    it sounds a bit creepy but i would love to know how women dressed in that occasion.
    it says a lot of time and culture!
    you always have an eye on interesting things :)
    lots of love

  15. Noemi

    October 22, 2014 at 10:26 am

    What a beautiful exhibition, if I lived in NY I would go to see it for sure.

  16. Helena

    October 22, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    .Impossível virar a cara e ver quem esrava na rua com aqueles chapéus, os corpetes eram tão apertados que provocavam problemas respiratórios, depois o peso, 45 metros de seda no mínimo, sem contar com a roupa banca. Lindos, sem dúvida, mas autênticas máquinas de tortura para quem os usava. Adoraria ir a New York para ver a exposição mas os livros de Zola, Pérez Galdós ou Eça são suficientemente elucidativos.

  17. CBC

    October 23, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I forget all about the fall show….I use to go to the openig night before Vogue took over…great to have it back

  18. Angela

    October 23, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Do they include what Jackie Kennedy wore in 1963?

  19. Fiona

    October 23, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Tiny waists. They must have been such young widows and bereaved mothers.

  20. curvadoras usadas

    August 14, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Interesante . Aprendo algo con cada web todos los días. Siempre es estimulante poder disfrutar el contenido de otros bloggers. Osaría usar algo de tu articulo en mi web, naturalmente pondré un enlace , si me lo permites. Gracias por compartir.

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