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Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire

The 30 looks that will examine mourning fashions of the 19th and early 20th centuries will touch on themes like why widows wore veils. "As a woman of sexual experience without marital constraints, she was often imagined as a potential threat to the social order," explained Harold Koda, curator in charge of the Costume Institute.

Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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