NEW YORK: Metropolitan Museum

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NEW YORK: Metropolitan Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art's new Costume Center exhibit
"Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire."
by Bess Lovejoy

Bess Lovejoy is the author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses, which Amazon named one of the best books of 2013. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, The Smithsonian, Lapham's Quarterly, Slate, The Boston Globe, and elsewhere. She also works as a freelance editor and researcher for books and film. She is a member of The Order of the Good Death, and a founding member of Death Salon. She lives in Brooklyn, where she can usually be found at a library or a cemetery.

Evening dress, 1902. All photos courtesy the Met.

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