Floral Fashions: From Bouquets to Buttonholes

November 22, 2019 – Permanent
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S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC

Concourse, Sublevel 3, in front of the escalators

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Ornate bouquet holders were worn for both function and fashion by women during the Victorian era (1837–1901). Over a dozen holders used to showcase posies that incorporated floral messages spelled out in the ‘language of flowers’ are displayed from Smithsonian Garden's collections.