How to Dress as 13 Famous (But Dead) Writers This Halloween

Lord Byron

Born George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, in 1788 London, Lord Byron was a leading figure of the Romantic movement, one of the best-known works from which is Byron’s satiric poem Don Juan. The noble’s cause of death is still unclear, but it’s suspected that he developed sepsis from unsterilized bloodletting (at the time considered a therapeutic remedy to many ailments), which led to a violent fever from which he never recovered; he died in Greece, then part of the Ottoman Empire, in April 1824. To achieve Lord Byron’s signature ladies’-man look, sport a lavish shawl-collared velvet robe over crisp lounge pants and a flowing collared shirt fastened at the top with a large gemstone brooch. Enhance this fresh-from-the-bedroom fashion statement with a pair of LB-monogrammed slippers.