“An extremely rare blue dye which adorned the robes of kings, priests, and Jews in ancient times, and which was lost to the world nearly 1,300 years ago, is believed to have been found”
This looks like a great exhibit coming up at the Bata Shoe Museum!
Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century.
An excerpt of this article: Until electricity, ballerinas also routinely perished when the muslin of their tutus met gas lamps; the deaths were referred to at the time as the “holocaust of ballet girls.”
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