THE NOT- SO- NEW BLACK
Before Kate Middleton, another royal changed the way her people dressed: Queen Victoria, whose personal tragedy set the fashion (literally) for the way Britons grieved. Spoiler: Veils were big with Victorians. Take a look at the history of women’s mourning attire from 1815 to 1915 in Death Becomes Her at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (October 21, 2014,
to February 1, 2015).