2011-12-13 в 15:30 

Upon the death of a member of the royal family, an announcement of court and national mourning would be made. Clothes worn by Queen Alexandra, such of this evening gown, during the coronation year following the death of Queen Victoria combine the formality and opulence required for court functions with the strict rules of mourning. Shades of gray and purple were permitted only after the initial period of deep mourning had passed.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art