By  on July 1, 2014

NEW YORK — This fall, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will explore a different kind of fashion history with “Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire.”

The exhibition will examine the impact of high fashion on mourning between 1815 and 1915, with the 30 or so garments including gowns by Queen Victoria — arguably history’s longest grieving widow — and Queen Alexandra.

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