Honestly everyone likes to pretend James Madison was this small and sensitive guy but like when Martha Jefferson died and Thomas Jefferson locked himself in his room for two weeks James Madison basically told Edmund Randolph “Wow. You’d think he wouldn’t be taking his wife’s death so harshly. Text me when Thomas is going to be useful again. I can’t handle all this sappy bullshit. ” like that dude was as far from sensitive as they come.


Cotton Muslin Dress with Floral Embroidery, ca. 1810

This dress served as an inspiration for a 1950’s muslin designed for Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, Jr., by Charles James.

via The Met