British mourning dress originally worn by Queen Victoria
Black silk taffeta, black silk ribbon, black silk lace, black silk crape
Collection: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (2009.300.1156a,b).
This garment was included in the Museum’s 2014-2015 exhibition, “Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire”
The museum label points out that although the dress lacks the “dramatic reshaping of a high-fashion understructure, the dress incorporates some of the fluidity of 1890s fashion in the form of sleeves and trimming of pleated mouseline de soie.”
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