Today’s Sunday New York Times Style section carries women in black for the summer of 2008 pictorial, “On the Street Ravenwood.”
In 1910 Anne Rittenhouse dictated an article for the New York Times, “What well-dressed women wear; black once more to be well in the lead of fashion for the summer months.”
The years that followed 1910 were marked ones.
1912 Woodrow Wilson
“We have changed our economic conditions, absolutely, from top to bottom; and with our economic society, the organization of our life.”
1914 World War I; first era of economic globalization ends
1917 Creation of the USSR
Cheer up though you are not alone in choosing other colors, see
“One is the Loveliest Color” in the New York Magazine.