Fashion Victim
Emerald green became a popular colour during the 19th century. The colour was achieved by mixing arsenic with copper causing the production process to be deadly. This dress was tested by the physic department at Ryerson University.
The use of corsets under women's dresses were popular to achieve the ideal womanly figure. Corsets were tied extra tight to create the illusion of a smaller waist. Similar to corsets, waist trainers are used to help create the same illusion in the 21st century.
Mechanical monkeys were used in the production of shoes during the industrial period. <br />
This pair of shoes and gloves belonged Elisabeth, Empress of Austria. She was believed to be one of the most beautiful women of that time. The shoes were made extra narrow to help with the fascination of small slender feet of the 19th century.

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