Fatal Victorian Fashion

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ex_machina
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Fatal Victorian Fashion

FTA..."Staying stylish in the Victorian period could be a dance of death. While industrialization and mass production made more beautiful fashions widely available, the green dresses were dyed with arsenic-based pigments, the mercury necessary to make shiny beaver top hats drove the hatters insane, and all that tulle and cinched corsets contorting women into airy nymphs would not infrequently cause them to tumble into gas lamps and go up in flames."

http://hyperallergic.com/133571/fatal-victorian-fashion-and-the-allure-o...

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Sometimes it was not fatal

Sometimes it was not fatal but just suprising or ... even insane. Made from insects' wings for example:

http://www.refinery29.com/victorian-dress-made-from-insect-parts-restored-wing-by-wing

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