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'Death Becomes Her' Easily Lends Itself to Met Halloween Party

Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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We don't like to throw around the adjective "spooktacular" too often, but in the case of the Met's Halloween event, the central focus of which is the (equally spooktacular) mourning fashion exhibit, "Death Becomes Her," the word actually applies.

Tomorrow evening between 6:30pm and 8:30pm—right between handing out candy to trick-or-treaters and galavanting off to your nighttime adventures—there'll be an illusionist, Edgar Allen Poe readings, a graveyard photo booth, and an "artistic medium"—as in a psychic or mystic. Naturally, costumes, particularly those that are Victorian-inspired, are encouraged.
· The Met [Official Site]
· The Met's 'Death Becomes Her': Mourning Sequins, Hair Jewelry [Racked NY]
· Halloween [Racked NY]