The Art of Funeral Fashion: Death Becomes Her

junkyardarts October 21, 2014 Comments Off on The Art of Funeral Fashion: Death Becomes Her
The Art of Funeral Fashion: Death Becomes Her

The perfect museum exhibit to kick off your Halloween festivities is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire explores the evolution of funeral attire through roughly 30 pieces, photographs, and daguerreotypes.  Organized chronologically from 1815 to 1915, the collection demonstrates the changing cultural expectations and fads revolving around, well, what you wear to a funeral.  And these ladies really dolled up for the dead folk.

death becomes her MET

death becomes her MET

death becomes her MET

death becomes her MET

Death Becomes Her opens October 21 to February 2015.

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