Black became fashionable when . . .

The following is an actual transcript from a gmail chat between Siouxise and her professor friend —

Professor Amelie Nocturna: Did you know that black officially became fashionable for the time during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871?

Siouxsie: No. I didn’t.

Professor Amelie Nocturna: Yes. The high number of casualties in the French army forced countless families to wear mourning clothes. In an attempt to gloss over these conspicuous black spots that marr the cityscape, the Parisian fashion world announced that black was the fashion color of the season.

Siouxsie: Hey . . . sounds like you got that from a book.

Amelie Nocturna: [Amelie Nocturna is offline.]

Here are some of Siouxsie’s favorite late-Victorian inspired items–

Victorian skirt
$70 –

Victorian skirt
$65 –

Retroscope Fashions Ladies Skirts and Breeches
$40 –

Black glove
$14 –

Black hat

Victorian Cameo Tea Cups Set | PLASTICLAND
$34 –

Victorian Choker with Small Cameo
$18 –

~ by siouxsielaw on May 23, 2011.

2 Responses to “Black became fashionable when . . .”

  1. yay!

  2. Dark bloomers. Huh? I thought they only made them in white.

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