I’d kill for that dress: Gorgeously gothy mourning attire from 1815-1915 | Dangerous Minds c. 1903

I’d kill for that dress: Gorgeously gothy mourning attire from 1815-1915 | Dangerous Minds c. 1903

Doucet Day Dress ca. 1903, French. Grain, Solids lace, silk panne velvet, antiqued lace.  ©Beverley Birks-Beverley Birks Collection

Doucet Day Dress ca. 1903, French. Grain, Solids lace, silk panne velvet, antiqued lace. ©Beverley Birks-Beverley Birks Collection

Travelling gown, 1905. Woollen face cloth, trimmed with braid and velvet, and inserted with panels of net and machine-made lace. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. See: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O74911/travelling-gown-unknown/

Travelling gown, 1905. Woollen face cloth, trimmed with braid and velvet, and inserted with panels of net and machine-made lace. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. See: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O74911/travelling-gown-unknown/

fripperiesandfobs:Redfern evening dress ca. 1904 From the Museum of the City of New York via the Huffington Post

fripperiesandfobs:Redfern evening dress ca. 1904 From the Museum of the City of New York via the Huffington Post

As goes the Metropolitan Museum of Art, so goes fashion — lest you need proof, see punk's resurgence following the 2013 Met Gala. And with an eerie

Robe, 1897-1906. "Blue Hydrangeas" © Lyliane Degrâces / Galliera / Roger-Viollet

Robe, 1897-1906. "Blue Hydrangeas" © Lyliane Degrâces / Galliera / Roger-Viollet

Participants in costumes attend the first day of the annual Wave-Gotik Treffen, or Wave and Goth Festival, on May 2013 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo bilderkiste)

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