I can't wait for Fall. It is not for the obvious reasons (pumpkins and Frye boots). My excitement is due to Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning. It is the Metropolitan Museum of Art's first Fall exhibition in seven years.
The evolution of Victorian and Edwardian mourning attire is the focal point of this exhibition. Judging from these photos, it is evident that bereaved women wanted to look fashionable. The exhibition will be chronologically on display: 1815-1915. Queen Victoria's mourning gown will attract the masses.
Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire can be seen at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Anna Wintour Costume Center from October 21st, 2014 through February 1st, 2015.